Chris Grippa, CPA, CFF, CFE, CAMS

Partner-in-Charge, Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting

As the Partner-in-Charge of Aprio’s Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services practice, Chris works closely with attorneys and management teams to drive solutions. He has 20+ years of experience providing forensic accounting and expert testimony on complex disputes, regulatory and other high stakes financial matters.

Chris partners with clients to face business threats head-on, providing solutions that build organizational resilience. He leverages technology, analytics, data visualization and technical accounting expertise to reveal anomalies and identify valuable patterns that live within accounting and financial data. Chris’ specialties include

  • Financial crime compliance and investigations, including BSA/AML, Sanctions, FCPA and other
    regulatory requirements
  • Financial and forensic investigations
  • Financial statement analysis, reconstruction and restatement
  • Insurance claims preparation and assistance
  • M&A purchase price adjustments and earn outs
  • Expert testimony

A frequent featured presenter and instructor, Chris shares his knowledge and expertise with students in continuing legal and professional education courses on financial and accounting topics. He has been recognized for his thought leadership in accounting and financial risk in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal’s Risk and Compliance Section.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Management and his Master of Accounting degrees from Tulane University. Chris has been involved with the following professional and community organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Board Member, International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • Forensic Accounting Advisory Board Emeritus – Georgia Southern University: Fraud & Forensic Accounting
  • Board Member Emeritus – Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (Membership Committee)
  • Board Member Emeritus – Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Scholarship Committee)
  • Co-Chair Emeritus, Southeast M&A/Private Equity Forum
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