Partner | CPA, CFE | Newport Beach, CA | Huixquilucan, Estado de México

Chris Money has been a member of the firm’s management committee for over 20 years. Mr. Money is also the partner in charge of the firm’s Latin American operations. Mr. Money has over 25 years of forensic accounting and fraud investigation experience.

Mr. Money specializes in the investigation and measurement of damages involving first party property claims, employee and corporate fraud, third party claims, product liability matters, interference and unfair business practices, intellectual property matters and malpractice claims.

Mr. Money has provided forensic accounting, investigation and measurement of damages services in over 1,000 matters throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States with an aggregate claim amount exceeding $4 billion. He has performed numerous earnings projections and business valuations related to partnership disputes, insurance claims and various third party claims. He has investigated many fraudulent matters including employee dishonesty, embezzlement, bid rigging, thefts of cash and inventory, financial statement manipulation, and fraudulent conveyance.

Mr. Money has testified as an expert in numerous Federal and State Court proceedings throughout the United States as well as arbitrations and insurance appraisals. He has also served as an appraiser and a court appointed master accountant in various disputes.

Sector Experience

  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Clothing
  • Computers
  • Construction
  • Distilled Spirits
  • Electronics
  • Film and Entertainment
  • Food
  • Gaming
  • Government Contractors
  • Health Care
  • High Technology
  • Hotels
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Paper/Pulp
  • Production Studios
  • Professional Services
  • Power Plants
  • Retail Goods
  • Real Estate
  • Sporting Venues
  • White Collar Crime
  • Product Recall & Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Latin American Investigations

Select Testifying Experience

  • Business income, extra expense, inventory and fraudulent behavior, food supplier contamination
  • Fraudulent escrow transactions, reconstruction and asset tracing, over $100 million
  • Mortgage fraud scheme, transaction reconstruction and claim valuation, $10 million
  • Criminal defense of two individuals accused of fraud and conspiracy
  • Fraudulent behavior of a union local in handling trust funds
  • Fraudulent corporate behavior, energy company complex financial transactions, $250 million
  • Valuation of a business and personal assets in an intellectual property dispute.
  • Valuation of stock options in a class action wrongful termination matter.
  • Propriety of billing practices and amounts, hospitals/insurance carrier dispute
  • Punitive damages and liquidity analysis to pay punitive damages

Global Experience

  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Business income, extra expense, inventory and fraudulent behavior, food supplier contamination
  • Fraudulent escrow transactions, reconstruction and asset tracing, over $100 million
  • Mortgage fraud scheme, transaction reconstruction and claim valuation, $10 million
  • Criminal defense of two individuals accused of fraud and conspiracy
  • Fraudulent behavior of a union local in handling trust funds
  • Fraudulent corporate behavior, energy company complex financial transactions, $250 million
  • Valuation of a business and personal assets in an intellectual property dispute.
  • Valuation of stock options in a class action wrongful termination matter.
  • Propriety of billing practices and amounts, hospitals/insurance carrier dispute
  • Punitive damages and liquidity analysis to pay punitive damages

Education

  • California State University, Fullerton
    1985, Masters of Business Administration in Finance
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    1982, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner