Jesse R. Morton is a Director in Stout’s Dispute, Compliance, & Investigations practice and has professional experience as a consultant, lawyer, accountant, investigator, and auditor since 2002. Jesse leads Stout’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) services for lenders and borrowers, and is co-leader of Stout’s DCI practice in the Southeast region and Regulatory Compliance & Financial Crimes practice nationally.
Jesse regularly writes and presents on topics related to fraud prevention, detection, response, and remediation. He frequently is featured on televised news reports and investigations and quoted in periodicals including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Prior to joining Stout, Jesse 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. He also wrote for Thomson Reuters Westlaw Business, and served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University teaching Fraud & the Law – a Master’s-level course for four years.
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; anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) and anti-bribery/corruption (FCPA); securities and trading violations; elder financial exploitation; mortgage and loan origination/servicing fraud; 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. Jesse 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.