Jason Flemmons
Senior Managing Director

Former SEC Enforcement; Accounting Investigations & Expert Witness

Jason Flemmons is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura in the Washington, DC office. Jason has over 20 years of experience in forensic accounting, corporate investigations, and technical accounting and auditing matters. He provides a broad range of expert and consulting services involving accounting advisory, auditor liability, fraud examination, dispute resolution, and other services.

  • Experience

    Prior to joining Ankura in 2016, Jason was a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services practice at FTI Consulting.

    Jason is the former Deputy Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where he supervised and performed numerous financial and accounting fraud investigations involving SEC registrants and other parties. During his 12 years of service in the Division of Enforcement, Jason advised on a wide variety of technical accounting, auditing, disclosure, and internal control matters. He also performed and managed cash-tracing investigations resulting from violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, asset misappropriations, Ponzi schemes, and concealment of illicit gains. Jason co-chaired the Division of Enforcement’s Cross-Border Working Group, which oversaw and coordinated numerous investigations involving issuers and auditors located in foreign jurisdictions. Jason worked closely with both SEC trial counsel and criminal prosecutors during the litigation of high-profile matters in civil and criminal forums.

    Before joining the SEC, Jason was a manager in the Financial Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he supervised a variety of forensic accounting investigations. He also performed financial statement audits of both publicly traded and privately held companies in a variety of industries located in the US and overseas in PwC’s Audit and Business Advisory Services practice.

    In 2015, Jason was appointed to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services section. The committee provides guidance and establishes standards for practitioners in the forensic accounting and valuation services industry, and serves as the AICPA’s official voice on such matters. Jason also served on the AICPA’s Forensic and Litigation Services Fraud Task Force from 2012 to 2017. Jason is a frequent speaker at SEC enforcement, accounting and forensic accounting conferences nationally and internationally.

  • News & events
    • SEC Conference 2018: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies, 6/15/18, Panel: “SEC Enforcement Initiatives,” McLean, VA
    • Securities Docket Securities Enforcement Forum West, 5/10/2017, “Financial and Accounting Fraud,” Palo Alto, CA
    • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference, 11/8/2016, “Focusing on the Standard of Care in Consulting Matters,” Nashville, TN
    • University of Texas School of Law Government Enforcement Institute, 9/29/2016, “The Audit Committee and Government Enforcement: Where the Buck Stops,” Houston, TX
    • Ankura Appoints Senior Professionals to SEC Enforcement Practice, Ankura News, 6/6/2016
    • Securities Docket, 1/15/2016, “SEC Enforcement – Key Developments in 2015,” webinar
    • Practicing Law Institute, 11/19/2015, “Accounting Materiality: In Fraud or in Fair Weather,” webinar
    • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference, 11/10/2015, “Forensic Lightning Round,” Las Vegas, NV
      American Bar Association 10th Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, 10/1/2015, “Financial Fraud: Still
    • a Problem or Gone Forever?” New Orleans, LA
    • Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, 9/16/2015, “FCPA – Proactive Monitoring for Compliance & Risk Management,” Minneapolis, MN
    • University of Texas School of Law Government Enforcement Institute, 5/13/2015, “SEC and DOJ Financial Fraud Investigations,” Dallas, TX
    • Securities Docket, 1/13/2015, “SEC Enforcement – Key Developments in 2014,” webinar
    • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference, 11/10/2014, “Recent Trends in Regulatory Enforcement,” New Orleans, LA
    • University of Texas 2014 Government Enforcement Institute, 5/22/2014, “Accounting Fraud: The SEC’s New Game Plan,” Dallas, TX
    • New York County Lawyers Association, 3/25/2014, “Professional Responsibility for Lawyers, Accountants and Compliance Professionals,” New York, NY
    • Securities Docket, 1/8/2014, “SEC Enforcement – Key Developments in 2013,” webinar
  • Insights & innovation
    • “Top SEC Enforcement Events of 2014,” Securities Docket, 2/2015, co-authored with William R. McLucas, Douglas J. Davison, Martin S. Wilczynski and Leila J. Ameli-Grillon
    • “SEC Enforcement Statistics for Fiscal 2014 – Up or Down?” Securities Docket, 1/2015, co-authored with Martin S. Wilczynski
    • “AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Practice Aid: Forensic Accounting – Fraud Investigations,” 10/2014