Melissa Shanahan

Sr. Trade Auditor

Melissa Shanahan is a Senior Trade Auditor.  She assists clients in preparing for audits, identifying compliance risks, selecting and reviewing statistical samples, and responding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) inquiries and requests for information.


Before joining Deleon Trade LLC, Melissa served as an Asset Forfeiture Specialist/Forensic Auditor with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations in Denver for 11 years.  During this time, she assisted with the identification, seizure, and forfeiture of assets in criminal investigations and worked extensively with CBP Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures officials and various United States Attorney's Offices.  Melissa began her career as an Auditor with CBP's Office of Regulatory Audit in Chicago, which she served for 5 years.  Her experience with CBP included time as an audit team leader for Focused Assessments, broker audits, commercial fraud investigations, anti-dumping duties, and user fee audits.  


She has successfully completed multiple advanced Customs training courses including: Advanced Valuation, Statistical Sampling, Focused Assessments, Evaluating Internal Controls, Advanced Financial Investigations and Forensic Investigative Techniques, and International Banking and Money Laundering.


B.S., Accounting, DePaul University, 2001


Awards & Honors
Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Meritorious Service Silver Medal
U.S. Customs Commissioner's Award


Professional Activities
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)








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