Lynn Jones, CPA, CFE

Lynn Jones, CPA, CFE

Lynn Jones is a Bates Group affiliate expert with more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and consulting and 10 years of university-level teaching experience. He has been involved in numerous consulting projects involving investigative accounting, loss claims, the determination of economic damages, business valuation, and fraud investigations. 

Mr. Jones has testified as an expert in a number of commercial litigation matters on topics including methods used to perpetrate fraud, financial statement manipulation, auditing procedures, professional ethics for public accountants and business valuation. Additionally, he has published articles and has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and panels.

Mr. Jones has taught financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing and advanced auditing at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level. His teaching experience includes positions at UCLA, the University of Texas at Dallas and Tulane University, where he is a current adjunct faculty member.

Mr. Jones has also been engaged as a consultant by health care providers, specialized insurance companies, banks, manufacturers, universities and non-internet technology companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.


Lynn Jones, CPA, CFE

A Consultant and subject matter expert in these services:



Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Adjunct Lecturer, 2015 – Present

University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, Senior Lecturer, 2013 – 2015

University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, Lecturer, 2011 – 2013

JONES & Co., Plano, TX, Managing Principal, 2007 – 2013

Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC, Dallas, TX, Managing Director, 2006 – 2007

JONES & Co., Marina del Rey, CA and Mandeville, LA, Managing Principal, 2003 – 2007

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Senior Managing Director, 1999 – 2003

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Instructor, Department of Business and Management, UCLA Extension/part-time, 1997 – 1999

JONES & Co., Los Angeles, CA and Newport Beach, CA, Owner, 1989 – 2003

KPMG Peat Marwick Main & Co., Los Angeles, CA, Senior Manager, 1987 – 1989

Price Waterhouse & Co., Houston, TX, Manager, 1983 – 1985

Price Waterhouse & Co., Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA, Senior Consultant, Consultant, Staff Accountant, 1979 – 1983


University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Master of Business Administration, 1979

McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, Bachelor of Science: Accounting, 1977; Business Management, 1976


Certified Public Accountant, Licensed by the State of: Texas, 1983– Present; California, 1981– Present; Louisiana, 2003 – Present; Maryland, 2008 – 2010

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Fraud Examiner, 1992 – 2016

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Business Valuation Accreditation, 2008 – 2016

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Forensics Certification, 2008 – 2010


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), New Orleans Chapter

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), Forensic and Valuation Services Committee, 1982 – 1986; 2007 – 2011

California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), Past Chair, Economic Damages Section of the CalCAP Litigation Sections; Litigation Sections Steering Committee, 1979 – 2007