Christen is a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP in the Forensic & Integrity Services practice. She provides litigation support services and alternative dispute resolution services on a variety of matters, including expert testimony, post-transaction disputes, purchase price disputes and analysis and resolution of transaction or contractual provisions.
Christen’s experience in providing arbitration and expert testimony services includes net working capital disputes, earn-out disputes, GAAP vs historical consistency issues, GAAP vs IFRS issues and other complex accounting issues.
She also has experience conducting accounting and financial fraud investigations, including revenue recognition, asset misappropriation and earnings management.
Christen is a frequent speaker on accounting M&A topics, mitigating M&A disputes and analysis of M&A contractual language.
She earned BS and MS degree in Accountancy and a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois. She is a certified public accountant in Illinois.
How Christen is building a better working world
“I often live within the four corners of an M&A deal contract and help clients understand slight nuances to technical accounting definitions that can have significant impacts to closing calculations. Supporting clients from contractual language negotiation all the way through dispute resolution helps generate and protect long-term value.
While delivering leading-class service to my clients, I focus on providing my teams with diverse opportunities, leading in an inclusive way and encouraging balance. I am passionate about career experiences and supporting team members in becoming the best version of themselves.”