Jean Chow-Callam is “personable, direct and easy to communicate with”. She “knows the US market so well and also understands the issues in China”.
Jean Chow-Callam is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal disputes and investigations based in Los Angeles. She is a CPA, CFE, CFF, and CGMA with more than 25 years of experience in forensic accounting, FCPA, financial crimes, anti-corruption, compliance, governance, global risk assessment, auditing, fraud and financial investigations, internal controls, and other financial statement related matters, including Qui Tam and False Claims issues. Jean is fluent in Chinese.
Ms Chow-Callam specialises in corporate internal investigations, securities litigation, and other white-collar crime investigations resulting from the US GAAP and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting violations and/or from Department of Justice (DOJ) violations; she works on behalf of companies, for counsel to companies, boards, audit committees, special committees, and for the US DOJ appointed monitors. She has also assisted clients with matters involving the SFC (Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong); serves as an expert for the US SEC; and testified in front of the tribunal of CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission).
Ms Chow-Callam has conducted and managed engagements in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Prior to joining A&M, she served as the Asia leader of US Regulatory and Anti- corruption during her secondment in Hong Kong for her previous firm from 2011 to 2016.
In addition to US SEC investigations and corporate internal investigations, Ms Chow-Callam often advises clients on cross-border issues and anti-corruption, compliance, and corporate governance, using her past industry experience as a controller, CFO, and compliance officer. She has significant experience in a variety of industries including medical device, pharma, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, real estate and financial services. She has also opined on various accounting, compliance and cross-border issues. Ms Chow-Callam started her career in audit at a Big Four accounting firm.