Michael Petron is a Managing Director and leads the Dispute Consulting group at Stout. He is an expert in the forensic application of statistics, accounting and finance to white collar crimes and civil litigation matters. His practice focuses on financial and healthcare frauds as well as False Claims Act (“FCA”) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations.
Mr. Petron has 18 years of experience, which encompasses a number of significant criminal and civil litigation matters. He assists clients in a variety of litigation consulting services, including damages, complex data analytics, fraud investigation, statistical analysis, forensic accounting, money laundering analysis, asset tracing and inability-to-pay determinations. He has testified as an expert and summary witness, interviewed witnesses, conducted audits and assisted in self disclosures. He provides strategic consulting to counsel throughout all phases of the litigation process. He also provides operational consulting to companies and regulators to improve processes and internal controls.
Mr. Petron’s clients include AML100 law firms, in-house counsels, states attorneys general, state regulators, and a broad range of federal agencies and regulators. He has extensive experience supporting the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”). In this role Mr. Petron received an Award of Excellence by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for his work on the joint DOJ/HHS OIG Advanced Data Intelligence and Analytics Team. He also received a Special Commendation from the DOJ’s Civil Division for contributions made to the Medicare Outlier Analysis Team. He is a frequent speaker at various training programs for the DOJ and to other federal and local law enforcement officials.