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Forensic Accounting and Economic Damages

Our forensic accounting and economic damages team delivers analytical clarity for a broad range of disputes in which financial data and modeling are crucial.

The forensic accounting and economic damages team at Bates Group provides accounting, financial, and valuation expertise while at the same time effectively and objectively communicating the findings to the client throughout the duration of a project.

Whether serving as consulting experts or testifying experts, we support law firms, businesses, and government agencies by deciphering, interpreting, and explaining relevant accounting and financial data—including qualitative characteristics—to produce reliable and useful outcomes. In collaboration with Bates Group's Big Data Services, we process large data sets to collect, identify, and filter the relevant data required to execute a meaningful analysis consistent with the project’s objectives.

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A. Christine Davis

Managing Director, Forensic Accounting and Economic Damages

415-416-5961
cdavis@batesgroup.com

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Leonore Ralston

Managing Consultant, Forensic Accounting and Economic Damages

lralston@batesgroup.com

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Andrew C. Daniel

Director, Securities Litigation Expert and Consultant

adaniel@batesgroup.com

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Managing Consultant, Regulatory and Internal Investigations

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Consultant, Regulatory Enforcement and Complex Litigation

lbird@batesgroup.com

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Insurance and Actuarial Services

Bates Group’s Insurance and Actuarial practice is focused on delivering exceptional and cost effective solutions for our life insurance, annuity, property & casualty, employer/employee, reinsurance, captive and healthcare clients.  This service begins with our seasoned professionals having decades of industry experience and a deep knowledge of product, policies, standards and procedures to support Insurance and Actuarial Consulting engagements.  

Insurance and Actuarial Services

Our experts, with years of industry experience and credentialing, consult, advise and testify on matters concerning products, practices and standards for brokers, agents and registered representatives. 

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Consultants & Experts

Bates Group’s testifying experts have diverse backgrounds resulting in a wide variety of expertise. With all that diversity, they have one thing in common – they are all outstanding practitioners in their fields.

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Bates Compliance

Bates Compliance is a dedicated team of regulatory and compliance consultants that bring unique and tailored solutions to today’s global financial firms.

Compliance Solutions

In the face of increased regulatory pressures and budget constraints, financial service providers are increasingly looking to independent consultants and experts to help meet their growing compliance obligations and establish best practices within their firm’s compliance program. Bates Compliance helps financial service providers meet those obligations.

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Robert Lavigne

Managing Director, Compliance Practice Leader
rlavigne@batesgroup.com

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Rory P. O'Connor

Director, Business Development
roconnor@batesgroup.com

Consultants & Experts

Bates Compliance's team of experienced compliance professionals provide comprehensive offerings for Registered Investment Adviser, Broker-Dealer, and hybrid firms, as well as Private Fund and Hedge Fund clients, assisting them with compliance, risk mitigation, AML, supervision, and internal control functions. Bates Compliance can assist you by providing as-needed or ongoing compliance support, conduct reviews and provide guidance on a myriad of compliance matters to meet your regulatory obligations. Our seasoned professionals closely review and test policies and procedures, supervisory and compliance processes, and the related practices involved in operating your business, recommending changes and industry best practices to supplement and enhance your compliance and supervisory systems, and remediate the results of regulatory, litigation, and internal audit findings. We also assist our clients in forming new Investment Advisory and Broker Dealer firms with the preparation and implementation of their compliance and supervisory programs, as well as the operational infrastructure and required regulatory filings.

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Bates AML and Financial Crimes

Bates Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crimes offers a valuable combination of both industry and technical expertise, providing the highest possible value to our legal and financial industry clients facing internal investigations, regulatory inquiries and/or complex litigation.

AML and Financial Crimes

In the face of increasing regulatory investigations and actions, as well as resource constraints, financial services companies are looking to independent consultants for assistance and to help establish and implement Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes best practices. Bates Group has been a trusted partner to our financial services clients and their counsel for over 30 years, delivering quality results on a cost-effective basis. Bates AML and Financial Crimes helps clients meet their AML/FC obligations through experience, resources and ongoing guidance. Our services are tailored to the specific needs and requirements that our clients and regulators are seeking.

Bates' consultants and experts bring many years of experience to the table, having practiced at Big Four firms, regulatory agencies, or as part of internal corporate departments prior to joining Bates. Our teams are credentialed across many specialties and include Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Financial Analysts, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Advisors, Accredited in Business Valuation, and Certified Valuation Analysts.

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EDWARD LONGRIDGE

Managing Director, Bates AML and Financial Crimes

503-670-7772
elongridge@batesgroup.com

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A. Christine Davis

Managing Director, Forensic Accounting and Economic Damages

415-416-5961
cdavis@batesgroup.com

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Dennis Greenberg

Managing Director

914-588-3965
dgreenberg@batesgroup.com

Consultants & Experts

Bates Group’s testifying experts have diverse backgrounds resulting in a wide variety of expertise. With all that diversity, they have one thing in common – they are all outstanding practitioners in their fields. Find a financial crimes expert now.

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Data Analyses & Analytics

WE HELP CLIENTS MAKE SENSE OF THE DOLLARS AT STAKE

Many cases begin with a simple question: what happened in the investment account at issue? At Bates, it all begins with analyzing the account(s). When an arbitration, litigation or enforcement matter is commenced against our clients, they call upon our industry-leading data analytics team, which, following the collection and analysis of large amounts of data, is able to accurately estimate the potential damages at stake.

Data Analyses & Analytics

Using Bates Group’s proprietary software, our skilled professionals prepare high-quality data analytics reports, hypotheticals and what-if scenarios to support or rebut allegations before, during, and after hearings and while settling or mediating matters.  Covering the full spectrum of investment products and services, our quantitative analysis and qualitative case strategy, advice, and expert testimony have been tested and accepted in all dispute resolution forums. Additionally, by operating with a very competitive rate structure, clients experience a process and receive an end product at a much lower cost without any compromise to quality.

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Julie Johnstone

Managing Director, Retail Litigation

971-250-4319
jjohnstone@batesgroup.com

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Andrew Daniel

Director, Securities Litigation

971-250-4347
adaniel@batesgroup.com

Consultants & Experts

Bates Group’s team of trusted industry experts and analysts are our clients go to resource for collaborative consulting, thought leadership and innovative solutions at all stages of the litigation life cycle.

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Regulatory and Internal Investigations

Bates Group’s professionals and experts, with decades of practical senior regulatory, legal, compliance and business experience, are engaged by our U.S. and Non-U.S. clients to conduct or participate in sensitive and complex regulatory and internal investigations.

Regulatory and Internal Investigations

Our regulatory practice team works closely with regional and multi-national financial services corporations, law firms, and federal and state regulators.  Our role is that of a partner to our clients and their counsel, bringing our technical, industry and managerial expertise to address the issues and support their work through a full and final resolution.

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Alex Russell

Managing Director, White Collar, Regulatory and Internal Investigations

971-250-4353
arussell@batesgroup.com

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Scott E. Lucas

Managing Director, Regulatory and Internal Investigations

971-250-4344
slucas@batesgroup.com

Consultants & Experts

Bates Group’s testifying experts have diverse backgrounds resulting in a wide variety of expertise. With all that diversity, they have one thing in common – they are all outstanding practitioners in their fields.

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Securities and Financial Services Litigation & Consulting

Bates Group’s litigation and consulting experts provide our broker-dealer and investment adviser clients decades of practical securities market experience across a broad range of functions, including but not limited to trading, retail sales practice and supervision, institutional practice, employment, and clearing.

Securities and Financial Services Litigation & Consulting

Bates Group’s industry experts and professionals provide our broker-dealer and investment adviser clients decades of practical securities market experience across a broad range of functions, including but not limited to trading, retail sales practice and supervision, institutional practice, employment, and clearing. In addition, Bates’ expertise spans the full gamut of investment products and strategies -- from individual securities to structured products, equity hedging strategies to complex derivative positions, selling away to insider trading and more.

Our experts have been engaged to consult and testify for arbitration hearings and for state and federal litigation cases. Our litigation team works closely with regional and multi-national financial services corporations, law firms, and federal and state regulators.  Our role is that of a partner to our clients and their counsel, bringing our technical, industry and project management expertise to address all of their issues and support their work through to a full and final resolution. 

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Julie R. Johnstone

Managing Director, Retail Litigation

971-250-4319
jjohnstone@batesgroup.com

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Alex Russell

Managing Director, White Collar, Regulatory and Internal Investigations

971-250-4353
arussell@batesgroup.com

Consultants & Experts

Bates Group’s team of trusted industry experts and analysts are our clients go to resource for collaborative consulting, innovative solutions that contribute to their securities litigation success.

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