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

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

cdavis@batesgroup.com

A. Christine Davis (Chris) is retained as an accounting, financial, and economic damages expert in litigation and testifies in state and federal courts. She works with attorneys and their clients, businesses, nonprofits, and public agencies. With 28 years of experience, she provides calculations, analytical expertise, and expert testimony by deposition and at trial on matters involving commercial damages, complex accounting analyses, valuation methods and estimates, and financial disputes including allegations of fraud. She is also retained to conduct internal investigations involving accounting and financial reporting matters, financial improprieties, and fraud claims.

Chris is Founder and Shareholder of Financial Evidence Group. In addition to being a CPA in California, New York and Oregon, she holds credentials in business valuation and financial forensics, along with a blockchain certificate and an arbitrator certificate. Earlier in her career, she was a financial statement auditor and tax professional at two CPA firms, including a Big 6. She is a published author and teaches CLE programs several times a year.

Whether teaching CLE, presenting investigative findings, or testifying as an expert witness, Chris’s primary goal is to excel at unraveling and explaining in plain English complicated financial analyses while efficiently instilling fundamental financial concepts. Having testified numerous times in federal and state courts as an expert witness, she has the frontline experience to persuasively communicate her findings with clarity, objectivity, patience, and care.


Credentials

EXPERIENCE

Financial Evidence Group, San Francisco, CA, Founder and Shareholder, November 2020 - present

Bates Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, Managing Director of Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages & Financial Crimes, January 2020 – November 2020

Bates Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, Director of Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages & Financial Crimes, November 2018 – December 2019

OnPoint Analytics, Inc., Emeryville, CA, Director of Forensic and Financial Accounting, 2016-2018

DZH Phillips LLP, CPAs and Advisors, San Francisco, CA, Director and Partner in Charge of Forensic Accounting and Litigation Consulting, 2013-2016

StoneTurn, San Francisco, CA, Managing Director, 2012

Hemming Morse, LLP, San Francisco, CA, Director, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Consulting, 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

Practising Law Institute – Co-Chair and faculty member, Pocket MBA: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals; Faculty member, Accounting Basics for Lawyers

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