Roy K. Hoyns is a director in the Disputes and Investigations practice at Duff & Phelps. His practice is focused on financial intelligence analysis, investigative and security management. Based in Washington D.C., Roy has more than 30 years of experience enhancing U.S. national security and major criminal cases by facilitating detection of illegal activity and recovery of funds.

Roy has led hundreds of engagements related to complex financial manipulations. His area of expertise extends to all phases of litigation involving White Collar Fraud Schemes, forensic fraud and financial examinations, receivership and bankruptcy investigations, tracing illegal payments and identifying shell companies in complex money laundering schemes. Among his many significant engagements, he was instrumental in recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for fraud victims.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Roy was a Special Agent serving as the Unit Chief of the Interagency Financial Operations Unit, Counter- Terrorism Financing Operation Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a former Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service.

Roy holds the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Rutgers University as well as Master of Taxation from Seton Hall University. Roy is a Certified Public Accountant, Fraud Examiner, Financial Planner and has received a certification in Financial Forensics.

Areas of Focus

  • Forensic Fraud
  • Financial Investigations
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Money Laundering
  • Taxation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Terrorism Financing


  • M.A. in Taxation, Seton Hall University
  • B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Rutgers University


  • Public Accountant
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Financial Forensics
  • Financial Planner 


  • Instructor for Federal Security Training
  • Investigative Auditor for CPAs, White Collar Crime (Numerous Programs), Asset Forfeiture
  • Department of Justice - Advanced Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, Basic Counter-Terrorism
  • Kellogg School of Management, IRS Non-Profit Organizations, Personnel Security Adjudication
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