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Christine   Davis

Christine Davis

OnPoint Analytics

Emeryville, CA, USA

Ms. Davis is the director of forensic and financial accounting at OnPoint Analytics, a consulting firm specializing in litigation consulting and expert testimony for complex, high-stakes litigation. She is a Certified Public Accountant in California and New York, and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics credential issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). She is a Certified Valuation Analyst and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She also holds an Arbitrator Certificate.

Ms. Davis has twenty-four years of forensic accounting, audit, tax and dispute consulting experience. She has worked on a wide range of disputed financial matters for clients ranging from large public corporations to smaller privately held companies, and has led and participated in many engagements requiring her professional expertise. Her work contributing to a resolution of those matters involved the gathering of sufficient relevant evidence that formed the basis for her conclusions or opinions. Those assignments involved many industries, including technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer goods, real estate, construction, financial services, mortgage banking, agriculture, insurance, healthcare, restaurants, parking services, media, government, and nonprofits.

As a consulting or testifying expert, her assignments have included the calculation of economic damages; reconstructing of business transactions based upon available evidence and communicating what those transactions signify; interpreting internal company documents and financial reports; analysis of financial statements for both privately-held and large publicly-held companies to determine the entity’s compliance with generally accepted accounting principles; obtaining an understanding of accounting systems to identify weaknesses in internal controls that could lead to erroneous financial reporting and potential fraud; evaluation of claims of accounting malpractice, including assessing the adequacy of audit procedures performed and whether the outside auditor’s audit procedures met the standards of care under GAAS and PCAOB standards; managing, quantifying, and explaining evidence contained in large quantitative databases such as those produced in wage-and-hour litigation; calculation of the present value of a company’s future cash flows and reviewing the reasonableness a company’s forecasts and projections; calculating the net worth of a party and explaining their ability to pay punitive damages to the trier of fact; and the investigation of suspected financial fraud, quantification of the loss, and communication with law enforcement agencies. She has also prepared business valuations that present the estimated fair market value of privately-held businesses pursuant to prescribed valuation standards.

Ms. Davis has been on the faculty for continuing education programs that qualify for continuing professional education for CPAs and continuing legal education for attorneys through the Bar Association of San Francisco, Continuing Education of the Bar of California, Practising Law Institute, the AICPA, and the California CPA Education Foundation. She has been a recurring guest lecturer on business ethics for college students since 2012. In 2015, she was on the Task Force for the AICPA’s Firm Competency Model; in this role, she assisted the AICPA in reviewing and monitoring requisite knowledge areas and technical competencies expected of a member practitioner in forensic accounting and valuation services.


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