Jason Wright brings nearly 20 years of combined experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigations, and litigation consulting. He has broad experience working on anti-corruption and anti-bribery engagements, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, complex forensic accounting investigations, and commercial litigation cases involving public and private companies as well as municipalities and government entities in a wide variety of industries. He has significant experience providing a broad range of business and financial advice to trial lawyers, in-house counsel, audit committees, and stakeholders throughout the dispute process and in investigations in both domestic and international contexts. He has also provided testimony in federal and state courts as well as during mediation.

Jason has extensive experience supporting the Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). In this role, he traces assets through the international financial system to identify illegal proceeds and their subsequent movements for use in money laundering, embezzlement, and bribery schemes. In addition, he evaluates the gains arising from companies’ schemes to offer and pay bribes to foreign officials and also evaluates large multi-national corporations’ claims of an inability to pay a criminal fine or criminal monetary penalty. For example, he assisted in the global resolutions of Airbus S.A., Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., Odebrecht S.A., Braskem S.A., and Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd., among others. Finally, he assists DOJ prosecutors in securities fraud investigations, including the appropriate determination of revenue recognition under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Jason has also assisted individuals, companies, and legal counsel on a variety of complex accounting matters related to various GAAP issues, including government enforcement actions for the improper treatment of revenue recognition, inaccurate and inappropriate accounting for reserves, warranty accruals and expenses, and other financial reporting irregularities. He has advised his clients on various fraud issues including embezzlements, procurement fraud, kickback schemes, securities fraud, false financial reporting, Ponzi schemes, and other complex accounting issues.

Finally, Jason has participated in a wide variety of litigation matters, including the preparation, analysis, and rebuttal of damage claims, bankruptcy matters, and contract compliance (royalty) audits, among others.

Select Publications

  • Licensing Executives Society, Inc. (LES) Insights November 2014

    Cultivating the Relationship with Your Licensees without Leaving Money on the Table
  • The Young Lawyer July 2010

    Computer Forensics Not Just for ‘Techies’ Anymore

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • ACFE Global Fraud Conference June 2019

    A Taxonomy of Tracing Rules: One Size Does Not Fit All
  • Data Protection Group Informational Meeting on Self-Reporting Royalties Best Practices December 2016

    Financial Elements of IP Contracts: Drafting and Monitoring
  • Continuing Legal Education to Nixon Peabody LLP September 2016

    Current Fraud Trends and Internal Investigations
  • 2nd Annual IP Symposium November 2015

    Financial, Auditing and Operational Considerations in IP Agreements and Royalty Audits
  • World Services Group Patent Law Workshop October 2014

    Strategies for Monetizing and Maximizing the Value of Your Global IP Portfolio
  • Continuing Legal Education to Much Shelist, P.C. June 2013

    Recent Trends in Litigation & Forensic Accounting
  • Continuing Legal Education to Pretzel & Stouffer Chartered December 2010

    Assessing Damages in Commercial Disputes
  • Credit Research Foundation Credit & Accounts Receivable Open Forums August 2009

    Fraud and Errors in Receivables Transactions
  • Eastern Illinois University Accounting Club at Eastern Illinois University November 2008

    Forensic Accounting
  • University of Illinois at Chicago April 2008

    Uncovering Management Fraud