Over the course of his decade-long career, U.S. attorney Randy Katz has prosecuted different kinds of crimes. But his favorite have been those involving fraud.

“I really enjoy doing the economic crimes because it’s a very intensive investigation where individuals are trying to perpetrate frauds on victims . . . working with FBI, Secret Service and other agencies to bring the wrongdoers to justice. I also enjoy working with the victims and trying to make it right for them.”

For his efforts, he has been awarded multiple times: the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his role in Florida’s largest health care fraud prosecution; the Timothy Evans Memorial Award, given to the top federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida and Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators for dismantling a major mortgage fraud organization. He’s also been named a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Asked if being gay impacts his work at all, Katz said no but “I think it’s good to have in any organization individuals with diverse perspectives. LGBT individuals should be judged on their merits, as it should be. Not who they fall in love with.”