Steven F Stanton


Investigations - Forensic Accountants 2024
Consulting Experts - Forensic Accountants 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BA
Industries Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas
Expert Highlights
  • Seasoned forensic accountant and expert witness.
  • Over 40 years of experience with major firms including significant leadership roles.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Acted as an expert for disputed values in excess of $10 billion.
  • Frequently assists in post-transaction disputes on behalf of a party and in a neutral role.
  • Recognised as a leading investigations expert by Who’s Who Legal.

Steven F Stanton is a forensic accountant with more than 40 years of experience. He has been appointed as an expert on more than 30 occasions.

Steve Stanton enjoys a stellar reputation in the market thanks to over four decades of experience navigating complex, high-profile investigations across a range of industries.

WWL Consulting Experts – Forensic Accountants 2023

Steve has provided expert witness testimony in federal and state courts and arbitrations and has served as an arbitrator in post transaction accounting disputes. He has served as the lead accounting expert in a $1.4 billion post-sale dispute in the pharmaceutical industry and as a consultant in a $2 billion post-acquisition dispute involving electric power plant construction. In addition, he has been an expert witness for the nation’s largest hospital company in a $650 million dispute and led a team in defending a large hospital system in landmark litigation alleging that healthcare costs and insurance premiums were inflated due to anticompetitive practices.

Steve began his professional services career at Arthur Andersen where he progressed to become an audit partner. In addition to client service, he has held several dispute practice leadership positions in international consultancies and has also served as an independent monitor for companies in connection with the resolution of US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and healthcare enforcement matters.

Steve specializes in forensic accounting investigations and financial statement audits. This includes planning and supervising fieldwork, testing transactions, evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies, and reviewing financial statement presentations and disclosures. His work has often involved performing agreed-upon procedures testing, and testing compliance, with contracts and agreements such as loans, leases, royalty agreements, and government grants. He has served as a fraud specialist supporting audit teams and coordinated with outside counsel and other forensic firms in internal investigations of allegations of accounting fraud. Steve has been engaged in complex high-profile dispute and investigative issues (including SEC and US Department of Justice [DOJ] enforcement matters) in which there are alleged accounting irregularities and related shareholder litigation. He has also assisted several well-known companies with SEC investigations into revenue recognition practices and related disclosures.

Steve is a certified public accountant, certified in financial forensics, and certified fraud examiner. He has frequently spoken on accounting, dispute consulting, and forensic investigations, including at conferences sponsored by the University of Southern California (USC) and Georgetown University law schools, CLE programs at law firms, and the DC Bar Association.

Steven is one of the leading experts in his areas of practice. He is measured and tactical.

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Location: Washington, DC, United States

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