Bates News | 10-06-23
Bates Group Welcomes Chris Riper as Managing Director, Litigation and Regulatory Practice
Bates is pleased to announce Chris Riper, CFE, CAMS, as a Managing Director in the Litigation and Regulatory Practice, where he will focus on complex litigation and regulatory matters. With over 16 years of experience in complex dispute consulting, forensic data analytics, and investigatory services, Chris is a seasoned leader who helps clients navigate high-stakes legal and regulatory challenges. His expertise in applying business and technical skills to solve complex financial issues has made him a valued and sought-after partner to attorneys, individuals, and corporate clients.
"Bates brings unparalleled expertise in the financial services sector and a wealth of experience as a trusted advisor to clients in legal and regulatory matters," said Chris. "I am thrilled to reunite with Bates Group and contribute to the growth of the firm's complex litigation services."
Chris returns to Bates Group after holding progressive leadership roles in FTI Consulting's Dispute Advisory Services practice group, as well as consulting roles at Axiom EPM and Bates Private Capital/LECG. Chris is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and he holds an M.B.A. and B.S. in computer science from Oregon State University.
"We are excited to announce the return of Chris, an experienced and knowledgeable leader, to our litigation and regulatory team," said CEO Ben Pappas. “Bates Group is committed to providing exceptional support and guidance to our clients, and having Chris back on the team only reinforces this commitment. With his specialized expertise, Bates Group is well positioned to continue delivering top-notch services in complex litigation and regulatory matters.”
“I am delighted to be colleagues with Chris once again,” said Alex Russell, Managing Director and Head of Bates Group’s Litigation and Regulatory Practice. “Chris’ passion for delivering best-in-class outcomes for his clients is a perfect fit for Bates, and I look forward to the opportunity to assist new and existing clients alongside him.”
Bates Group is a trusted partner to financial services clients, counsel, and non-banking financial institutions, delivering leading industry expertise, knowledge, and data-driven solutions for legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. With a team of experienced professionals and a commitment to client satisfaction, Bates Group helps clients navigate complex challenges and achieve favorable outcomes in litigation, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations, AML and compliance, forensic accounting, damages, and big data consulting matters.