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Christopher McClure
CPA, CFE

Partner, ESG Services Leader

225 West Wacker Drive

Suite 2600

Chicago, Illinois 60606-1224

United States

Christopher McClure is a partner in the advisory services group at Crowe and is the leader of the firm’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) services team. He has more than 25 years of experience in regulatory and compliance matters, including:
  • Developing strategies for compliance and management
  • Conducting fraud investigations and control assessments for SEC registrants and private enterprises across a wide variety of industries, domestically and globally
  • Implementing and managing regulatory programs for conflict minerals, anti-human trafficking, and other responsible sourcing measures

Experience

Regulatory & compliance

  • Developed, implemented, and managed Conflict Minerals compliance programs for numerous organizations since the inception of the SEC rule in 2012
  • Served on the development committee for the STRT tool for anti-human trafficking data collection and due diligence
  • Conducted assessments of fraud allegations for many global companies accused of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and enhanced compliance programs
  • Calculated damages and settlement for policyholders arbitrating historical liability coverage for environmental, asbestos, and other liability claims
  • Testified to the Illinois state pollution control board regarding EPA penalty calculations related to compliance with air regulations

Investigations & dispute resolution

  • Testified as an expert witness in state and federal court on issues of commercial damages and fraud allegations
  • Investigated accounting, financial reporting, and operational concerns raised by corporate whistleblowers
  • Provided an independent investigation of improper accounting entries and financial reporting manipulations to quantify amounts for financial restatement
  • Served as a neutral arbitrator on dozens of post-acquisition matters involving net working capital adjustments, earnout payments, and other disputed issues

Professional Affiliations

  • Middle Market Open benefitting the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, board member and 2022 Chairman
  • Chicago Bar Foundation development committee member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants member
  • Illinois CPA Society member
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Education

  • Master of Business Administration
    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management | Evanston, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science, accounting and finance
    Trinity University | San Antonio, Texas