Jesse R. Morton is the Southeast Forensic Services Leader for Stout's Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations group. Jesse has over 15 years of experience as a consultant, lawyer, accountant, investigator, and external/internal auditor. He previously worked in KPMG's Forensic practice and during law school worked for the SEC's Division of Enforcement in the Financial Fraud Task Force through the Honors Law Program.
Jesse specializes in assisting clients with all phases of the fraud and misconduct prevention, detection, response, and remediation lifecycle. He provides proactive and reactive assistance that includes specializations and experience with (among other things): Performing investigations related to financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation, and/or illegal acts and regulatory compliance/violations; conducting anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) and anti-bribery/corruption (FCPA) engagements; securities and trading violations engagements; mortgage and loan origination/servicing fraud engagements; conducting fraud risk assessments; establishing and enhancing regulatory compliance and ongoing monitoring processes and procedures; developing and strengthening fraud prevention, detection, and response controls and anti-fraud programs, including corporate governance; performing asset tracing and financial analysis, including for blockchain/digital assets/cryptocurrencies; insider threat and third-party risk management; and litigation assistance, including expert witness support and litigation consulting. He typically focuses on clients in the financial services sector, and has a niche specialization working with investment managers, but he has also worked with clients in many other sectors.
Jesse also regularly writes, speaks, and teaches on topics related to fraud prevention, detection, response, and remediation. Prior to joining Stout, he wrote for Thomson Reuters Westlaw Business on topics related to domestic and international securities and public filing trends and disclosures and also served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University teaching Fraud & the Law – a Master's-level accounting, MBA, and forensic certificate course for four years.