- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 213 452 6321
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- 350 S. Grand Avenue
- Suite 3000
- Los Angeles, CA, 90071
- United States
- T: +1 213 689 1200
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington
- M.B.A., Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), California, Oregon, Washington and New York
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
- Accounting Advisory
- Accounting Restatement
- Corporate Fraud & Investigations
- Financial Misstatement Fraud
- Risk Management & Internal Controls
- Automotive & Industrial
- Financial Services
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Transportation & Logistics
Chris Brown is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice in Los Angeles. Mr. Brown has significant experience advising corporations, boards of directors and “C-level” executives on SEC financial reporting matters, internal controls, risk management, accounting for complex transactions and identifying alternative structures to meet client business needs and accounting objectives.
Mr. Brown has more than 20 years of experience providing audit and accounting advisory services in the financial services (banks, mortgage companies, and finance companies), precious metals, consumer products, transportation, and life sciences industries.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Brown was an Audit Partner at KPMG where he focused on financial service entities including large SEC registrants, FDIC-insured banks and multi-national finance companies. During his time at KPMG, Mr. Brown spent two years in KPMG's National Office advising clients on a wide range of matters involving accounting issues, SEC rules and regulations, illegal acts, financial statement restatements, risk management and implementation of new accounting standards.
Mr. Brown also developed internal and external guidance on matters including SEC reporting, fair value determination, loan loss accounting, accounting for financial instruments and business combinations.
Mr. Brown has extensive experience evaluating SEC reporting matters and an in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Mr. Brown has assisted clients with public debt and equity offerings, audits of internal controls, Regulation AB compliance and IFRS reporting and conversion for U.S. and foreign registrants. Mr. Brown also has significant merger and acquisition experience that includes completing buy side due-diligence projects and evaluating the accounting implications of mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Brown has led the instruction of technical trainings for both external and internal audiences. This has included presenting technical trainings on accounting for financial instruments, fair value, business combinations, audit methodologies, SOX 404 compliance, IFRS reporting and loan loss methodologies. Mr. Brown also serves as an adjunct professor at Portland State University where he instructs a forensic accounting course on conducting independent corporate financial investigations.
Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Mr. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant in Oregon, Washington, California and New York. Mr. Brown is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the California Society of CPAs.