Jeff is a Managing Director in the Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations group and leads the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Forensic Services practice. He specializes in providing forensic accounting expert and consulting services in complex investigations, commercial disputes, and government enforcement actions. Jeff is often retained to offer his expert opinion on issues concerning allegations of fraud, economic damages, disputes among shareholders, reconstruction of complex financial data, and other technical accounting issues, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). He is also retained by outside counsel as a litigation consultant to assist with fact discovery and/or witness examinations at trial.
Jeff has led numerous investigations focused on accounting and white-collar issues including allegations of healthcare fraud, Ponzi schemes, securities fraud, insider trading, procurement fraud, fiscal mismanagement, and other asset misappropriation schemes. He has also led several securities fraud and complex cash-tracing investigations as an outside consultant and expert on behalf of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
Jeff has testified as an expert witness in depositions and trials in federal and state court, and private arbitrations. When necessary, he presents his analyses and findings to shareholders, boards, special committees, mediators, and various federal, state, and local governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the SEC.
Jeff is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He currently serves as Chair of the AICPA's Certified in Financial Forensics Credential Committee and is the credential committee chair representative for the AICPA’s National Accreditation Commission (NAC). He is a past contributing member of the AICPA’s Damages Task Force. Prior to joining Stout, Jeff was a Partner in the Forensic Accounting practice of a global public accounting firm.