Stacy Fresch is a Partner in FRA’s Washington DC office and has nearly 25 years of private and public sector experience providing advice on a variety of multi-national compliance, financial reporting and forensic accounting matters. Stacy provides expert advice on compliance matters, assists clients respond to regulatory inquiries, investigates accounting irregularities, and completes financial restatement projects.
Stacy was appointed and served as an independent Co-Monitor for a member firm of a global network "Big 4" accounting firm in connection with a PCAOB enforcement action. In her capacity as a Monitor, she assessed the audit firm’s design, execution and operating effectiveness of all elements of the firm’s system of quality control. Stacy has significant experience analyzing complex accounting and auditing issues, providing technical accounting advice on compliance with US GAAP and US GAAS and evaluating entities compliance with reporting under the books-and-records and internal controls provisions of the U.S. federal securities laws. She has prepared financial statements and disclosures including multi-period restated 10-Ks and 10-Qs.
Stacy has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Digital Forensic Experts, who note her “deep technical knowledge of complicated forensic accounting matters”. One source said “I don’t know anybody else quite at Stacy’s level, given all of her experience in the field”.
Before joining FRA in 2016, Stacy was a Managing Director in KPMG Forensics practice where she led complex litigation-support assignments, multi-jurisdictional forensic accounting investigations, global compliance reviews for FCPA matters and a fact finding project for a DOJ settlement negotiation for claims initiated under the whistleblower provision of the False Claims Act.
Prior to her time at KPMG, Stacy served as an Assistant Chief Accountant in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement where she completed a variety of financial and accounting fraud investigations, including FCPA matters of SEC registrants, corporate officers, external auditors, and other third parties. Stacy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She received her MBA at the College of William and Mary and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Dickinson College.