Disputes and Investigations | Financial Crimes | Jean Chow-Callam

Jean Chow-Callam

Managing Director
Disputes and Investigations | Financial Crimes | Jean Chow-Callam
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25+ years of forensic accounting experience conducting financial and fraud investigations including SEC, DOJ, and other regulatory related matters
Expertise in FCPA, corporate internal investigation, compliance & risk assessment, monitorship, and expert witness work including international arbitration
Deep experience in China-related cross border investigations and disputes; fluent in Chinese
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Jean Chow-Callam is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations based in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai. She specializes in conducting financial investigations and analysis related to corporate governance, fraud and earnings management, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), embezzlement issues, accounting process improvements, compliance programs, reverse merger, options backdating, cryptocurrency, corporate internal investigations, securities litigation, and other white collar crime investigations resulting from the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting violations.

Ms. Chow-Callam is a testifying forensic accountant and has more than 25 years of experience providing consulting services regarding forensic accounting, auditing, fraud investigations, internal controls, compliance, governance and other financial statement related matters.

Ms. Chow-Callam’s assignments have included investigating accounting irregularities leading to restated financial statements, reconstructing applicable operational records to calculate lost profits under Qui Tam and False Claims Act, establishing compliance programs, providing global risk assessments, investigating cash management, leading the post-acquisition resolution of a Hong Kong-listed company with primary operations in China, and conducting one of the most complex corruption investigations in history focused on a pharmaceutical company’s operations in China.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Chow-Callam served as the Asia Leader – US Regulatory and Anti- Corruption for FTI Consulting and was based in Hong Kong from 2011-2016. She has significant international experience working with US and China-based private and public companies and has managed engagements in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. She provided similar services at PwC and has held executive positions in industry. She started her career as an auditor at KPMG.

Ms. Chow-Callam earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from California State University, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has been named a Who’s Who Legal expert in Forensic Accounting, Investigations, and Consulting Experts and is a member of the AICPA and ACFE. She was previously a speaker at Stanford University Director’s College on FCPA issues. She is fluent in Chinese.