Matt returned to AlixPartners in 2022 after serving as the Chief Accountant for the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he played a crucial role in the Division's enforcement initiatives, focusing on financial accounting, disclosure, and auditing matters.  He is an industry leader in forensic accounting as a seasoned professional specializing in guiding clients through complex financial reporting, regulatory, investigation, compliance, and litigation challenges.

With a diverse background spanning roles as a regulator, forensic accountant, auditor, and accounting expert, Matt has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor to legal counsel, regulatory bodies, corporate management teams, audit committees and boards of directors.

Matt holds an accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame and certifications as both a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner.  He regularly speaks to professional organizations and academic institutions on accounting and regulatory enforcement topics.

Key Engagements:

  • As the Chief Accountant of the Enforcement Division at the SEC, Matt played a pivotal role in hundreds of cases spanning financial reporting, auditing, asset misappropriation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, internal controls, market manipulation, insider trading, and other securities law matters.
  • As a regulator, Matt has been involved in rulemaking in accounting, auditing, and specific disclosure areas at the SEC while spearheading coordination between the Enforcement Division and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's (PCAOB) inspection and enforcement programs.
  • During time in private practice, provided technical accounting advice, conducted investigations and supported litigation across a wide array of subject matters, including financial accounting and reporting, digital assets, FCPA, anti-corruption matters, compliance, disclosure issues, auditor malpractice, corporate governance, insider trading, market manipulations, False Claims Act litigation and asset misappropriations.
  • Earlier in his career, Matt served as a Senior Enforcement Accountant in the Enforcement Division's Boston regional office, further refining his expertise and contributing significantly to the division's mission.

As we continue to expand and enhance our Investigations, Disputes & Risk services to meet our clients’ needs, having Matt’s accounting and recent regulatory expertise is a game changer,

Louis Dudney, Global Head of Investigations, Disputes & Risk at AlixPartners

Matt's unique blend of regulatory experience, financial acumen, and advisory skills make him a go-to professional for those navigating financial and compliance challenges, ensuring their success in an ever-evolving landscape.