Kathy Lai

Kathy Lai

California Market Leader and Office Managing Partner, Orange County

650 Town Center Dr.

Suite 740

Costa Mesa, California 92626-7192

United States

Kathy Lai is a partner in the audit group and the office managing partner of the Orange County office at Crowe. She specializes in audit, performance, and risk in the public sector industry. Kathy has more than 20 years of experience providing public accounting to some of the largest governments in the state of California. 

Client focus




Public sector

Professional affiliations

  • AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel, past member
  • California Society of CPAs (CalCPA), member
  • California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), member
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), member
  • National Grants Management Association (NGMA), member
  • California Transit Association, member
  • International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA), executive board member and founder
  • CARE Foundation for the Capistrano Unified School District


  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, emphasis in accounting
    University of California, Los Angeles