A. Christine Davis, CPA, CFF, CVA, CGMA

A. Christine Davis, CPA, CFF, CVA, CGMA

Director, Forensic Accounting and Financial Crimes

A. Christine Davis is the Director of Forensic Accounting and Financial Crimes at Bates Group, a provider of U.S. and global securities litigation support and regulatory consulting, financial institution compliance solutions, and professional services in anti-money laundering, fraud investigation, and forensic accounting. Based in San Francisco, Ms. Davis has over twenty-seven years of combined forensic accounting, auditing, taxation, and dispute consulting experience. Having been admitted in federal and state courts as an expert, Ms. Davis has credentials and expertise in forensic, financial, and management accounting and in business valuation. She is a Certified Public Accountant in California, New York and Oregon, and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Valuation Analyst credentials. She is a designated Chartered Global Management Accountant in recognition of her technical expertise and many years of professional experience advising businesses and clients. She holds the Arbitrator Certificate issued by the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate issued by the American Institute of CPAs. She is also a published author and on the faculty for continuing legal education programs.

Ms. Davis has been a consulting and testifying expert for complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters and a forensic accounting consultant for fraud and accounting investigations. As a financial, accounting and damages expert in litigation, she has provided calculations, analytical insight, discovery assistance, and expert testimony. She is subject to the professional standards of the AICPA, which require the application of due professional care, exercising qualities of professional skepticism, objectivity, and integrity, and the gathering of sufficient relevant data that provide a reasonable basis for her conclusions or opinions.

Ms. Davis has worked on a wide range of disputed financial matters for clients ranging from large public corporations to smaller privately held companies. Those assignments involved many industries, including technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer goods, real estate, construction, financial services, mortgage banking, agriculture, insurance, healthcare, restaurants, parking services, media, government, accounting services, and nonprofits. She has provided expert consultation in cases involving complex accounting analyses, partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wage-and-hour claims, the standard of care for accountants, lost profits and lost earnings, business valuation, insurance bad faith, and allegations of asset misappropriation and financial statement fraud. As a forensic CPA and litigation consultant for over 20 years, Ms. Davis has the frontline experience to interpret complex financial information and the expertise to communicate her findings with clarity and intentionality.


Credentials

EXPERIENCE

Bates Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, Director of Forensic Accounting and Financial Crimes, 2018-Present

OnPoint Analytics, Inc., San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Director of Forensic and Financial Accounting, Damages Expert, Accounting Expert, 2016-2018

DZH Phillips LLP, CPAs and Advisors, San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, Forensic Accountant, Director and Partner in Charge of Forensics, Consulting & Testifying Expert, 2013-2016

StoneTurn, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Forensic Accountant, Managing Director, Consulting Expert, 2012

Hemming Morse, LLP, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Forensic Accountant, Director, Consulting & Testifying Expert, 1997-2011

Banner Aerospace, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Subsidiary Controller, 1995-1996

Coopers & Lybrand LLP, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Auditor and Tax Accountant, 1994-1995

Burr, Pilger & Mayer, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Auditor and Tax Accountant, 1993-1994

EDUCATION

Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, B.A. Accounting, 1993

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Certified Public Accountant, State of California (#69217) - 1995

Certified Public Accountant, State of New York (#101228) - 2009

Certified Public Accountant, State of Oregon (#15510) - 2019

Certified in Financial Forensics, AICPA (#257) - 2008

Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (#041850) - 2008

Chartered Global Management Accountant, AICPA - 2014

Arbitrator Certificate, Bar Association of San Francisco - 2015

Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate, AICPA - 2019

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

OTHER EXPERTISE

Author of published articles

Faculty member or speaker for continuing legal or professional education programs

Controller and "Big Six" auditor & tax accountant

Past board member at two nonprofit organizations

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