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

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

Director, Forensic Accounting and Financial Crimes

Christine Davis is Bates Group's Director of Forensic Accounting and Financial Crimes. Based in Bates' San Francisco office, Ms. Davis has over twenty-six years of forensic accounting, audit, tax and dispute consulting experience. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant in California and New York, she is a Certified Valuation Analyst and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics credential issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Davis is retained as a consulting and testifying expert for complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters and as a forensic accountant for fraud or accounting investigations. As a financial, accounting and damages expert, she assists in all phases of litigation by providing calculations, analytical insight, discovery assistance, and expert testimony by deposition and at trial. Admitted in federal and state courts as an expert, she has credentials and expertise in forensic, financial, and management accounting and in business valuation.

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, 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, insurance bad faith, and allegations of asset misappropriation and financial statement fraud.

Ms. Davis is a designated Chartered Global Management Accountant in recognition of her technical expertise and many years of professional experience advising businesses and clients. She also holds an arbitrator certificate. A forensic CPA and litigation consultant for over 20 years, Ms. Davis has frontline experience in interpreting complex financial information and the expertise to communicate her findings with clarity and intention.


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 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

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

CLE/CPE speaker for Bar Association of SF, CEB, CalCPA, AICPA, PLI; guest lecturer at colleges

Controller, "Big Six" auditor & tax accountant

Past nonprofit board member

Automat:ee