Jesse R. Morton is a Managing Director in Stout’s Dispute, Compliance, & Investigations practice and has professional experience as a consultant, lawyer, accountant, investigator, and auditor since 2002.
Jesse specializes in working with financial institutions of all types and sizes with BSA/AML, OFAC/Sanctions, and anti-fraud program development, enhancement, testing, augmentation, and remediation; and provides CARES Act assistance, including Paycheck Protection Program, Employee Retention Credit, and Restaurant Revitalization Fund services for borrowers, lenders, attorneys, and other advisors, with various types of proactive and reactive services. Jesse also regularly helps clients in various industries and sectors with: Performing investigations related to financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation, and/or illegal acts and regulatory compliance/violations; anti-bribery/corruption (FCPA) program development, compliance, audit, and remediation; 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 regularly writes and presents on topics related to AML, CARES Act and PPP, financial institution regulatory compliance and financial crimes, elder financial exploitation, cryptocurrency and decentralized finance, and other fraud related issues. 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.