John E. Rollins is a Director in the Dispute Consulting group and leads the firm’s Forensic Services practice in New York. He has over 17 years of experience serving as either an expert witness or consultant in an array of matters, including complex commercial litigation, fraud and financial investigations, bankruptcy matters, shareholder litigation, business and partnership disputes, post-acquisition disputes, and responses to regulatory enforcement actions or inquiries. He has testified in federal court and consulted at alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings.

John's practice focuses on helping clients work through highly complex and unstructured business challenges. He advises clients on a wide range of forensic accounting matters with a focus on global disputes and investigations involving real estate assets/developments, financial instruments, private equity funds, broker/dealers, and fintech. John has led numerous high-stakes international investigations into allegations of financial crimes and has presented findings before company boards of directors, special committees, and representatives from U.S. government enforcement agencies.

Prior to joining Stout, John served as the Northeast region leader of the Litigation Consulting & Dispute Advisory practice at RSM US LLP. Prior to that, he was a Managing Consultant with LECG LLC, a global expert services and consulting firm, and previously worked in private industry as a financial analyst.

John currently serves as an officer on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.



Select Publications

  • RSM US LLP January 2014

    RSM Litigation Review Quarterly Newsletter
  • RSM US LLP November 2016

    Workplace fraud: Categories, threats and key steps to reduce risk
  • RSM US LLP June 2016

    2016 Global Corruption Law Survey
  • Institutional Investor Magazine (QUOTED) September 2015

    Financial Firms Can’t Ignore the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • International Business Times (QUOTED) January 2015

    Public Pension Returns Inflated by Bogus Private Equity Returns: Study
  • RSM US LLP December 2014

    OECD Bribery Report Client Alert
  • RSM International October 2014

    US4ICA Component Auditor Training Program: U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. Standards for International Component Auditors
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Middle Market Growth Newsletter September 2014

    Addressing Financial Fraud in the PE Industry
  • PEI Alternative Insight, Secondaries Investor (QUOTED) June 2014

    Waking Up to Financial Fraud in Private Equity
  • PitchBook Newsletter, Private Equity Edition August 2013

    Global Corruption Law Compliance Preparedness
  • Institute for Internal Auditors Research Foundation May 2013

    2013 Global Corruption Law Survey
  • PitchBook May 2012

    2012 Private Equity Survey: Creating Value; Spurring Growth

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • The Knowledge Group December 2016 Webinar

    Calculating Damages in Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Matters
  • Consumer Products CFO Roundtable (NY Yale Club) June 2016

    Risk Management for Third-Party Relationships
  • ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference November 2014

    Can I Get a Witness? Effective Use of Experts
  • Institute of Internal Auditors March 2013

    Understanding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • New York State Bar Association November 2012

    Financial Accounting Due Diligence and Use of Accounting Terms in Legal Documents