Victor S.O. Song
Victor currently assists clients on tax issues both civil and criminal. He also assists in areas such as internal policies, internal investigations, whistleblower filings, and ongoing training in the areas of compliance, due diligence, anti-money laundering, and business policies.
Previously, Victor was the EVP Compliance and Consultant to the CEO for Samsung Electronics America. As the EVP Compliance for the North American Headquarters, his responsibilities included all areas of the Compliance Program for Canada, North America, and parts of Mexico. These duties included revising and setting the Compliance Program Standard; Compliance Training; Audit/Monitoring of the Compliance Program Operating Status; Compliance areas of responsibility included: Advertisement, Trade/Commerce, Fair-Trade, Intellectual Property, Information Protection, Product Liability, and Workplace Ethics.
Victor spent over 30 years in federal law enforcement with Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. As the Chief, Criminal Investigation (CI) headquartered in Washington, D.C., among his duties, Victor oversaw a worldwide staff of 4,200 CI employees, whom investigate and assist in the prosecution of criminal tax, money laundering, and narcotics-related financial crimes. One of his responsibilities was to address offshore tax evasion. Some of his accomplishments included doubling the international cadre of special agents posted throughout the world.
Victor worked extensively with international law enforcement throughout Europe and Asia and South America. Specifically, he was responsible for the Simultaneous Criminal Investigation Program (SCIP) Agreements with Korea, Japan, Spain, and other countries. He added agents to Europol as well as the OECD headquartered in Paris, France. In Asia, Victor worked with law enforcement, financial and tax officials extensively in South Korea, Beijing China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan. Victor was responsible for the offshore banking investigations of large Swiss banks and other international financial institutions. He was responsible for the formation and intake of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program to address the non-disclosure of foreign financial accounts by U.S. citizens. And lastly, Victor was the first Asian American appointed to lead a Federal Law Enforcement Agency.
Victor has spoken at tax and accounting classes at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa and at Cal Poly Pomona.