Special Assignments

Our professionals have national reputations for their independence and objectivity, technical and industry expertise, and track records of credible and compelling opinions and testimony. Across our various practices, our accounting, financial, valuation, and damages experts have been formally recognized as leaders in their fields by trade groups, publications, awards programs, and league tables. Because of their credentials and reputations, our experts are retained for a broad range of special assignments.

Corporate Monitoring

The use of independent monitors by judicial and regulatory government agencies is expanding. A corporate monitor must be capable of ensuring that monitored organizations meet their compliance and/or operational mandates.

Stout experts act as corporate monitors and as advisors to corporate monitors. We provide independent, transparent, and cost-effective corporate monitoring services, as well as support services to corporate monitors.

Our experience includes:

  • Assessing and monitoring compliance with the terms of judicial court orders and regulatory settlement agreements
  • Prioritizing tasks to mitigate high-risk issues or concerns
  • Evaluating existing ethics and compliance programs
  • Developing comprehensive risk assessments to enable future oversight of compliance programs
  • Providing forensic accounting, interview, data collection, and financial analytical review services
  • Ensuring company officials have an implementation plan necessary to effectuate the required outcome
  • Assisting companies in the implementation of recommendations and industry best practices
  • Testing and improving systems of internal controls

Other Assignments

In addition to corporate monitoring, our professionals have served in the following roles:

  • Arbitrator
  • Examiner
  • Court-appointed neutral
  • Special master
  • Receiver
  • Trustee
  • Interim corporate officer
  • Umpire

These engagements often require us to sit between parties, rather than with a party. The ability to exercise sound judgment in difficult situations is critical. It requires unique capabilities to both critique and question, while also understanding different perspectives, and to offer ideas as to how to address problems standing in the way of resolution. 

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