RSM's forensic accounting and investigative professionals have the skills and experience to resolve high-stakes issues from the board room to the courtroom. Our team provides analytical and investigative services to major law firms, insurance companies, financial institutions, governmental entities, private equity firms, venture capital funds and corporate counsel and executive management. Team members include expert testifiers, witness interviewers, data mining and computer forensic specialists, fraud examiners qualified as international investigators, CPAs and others you may need to document the facts of your situation.
Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with the knowledge and experience clients can rely on for solid legal solutions. We work with clients to understand their needs and provide valuable advice when it matters most.
Chris Ekimoff is a Director in the Financial Investigations & Dispute Services practice based in Washington DC. Chris has significant experience providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services, including performing internal investigations, applying and evaluating financial reporting methods, responding to allegations of accounting and auditing malpractice, and other complex financial and accounting issues. He also leads and participates as a volunteer in various capacities with the AICPA, the Virginia Society of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and through social media efforts across a variety of platforms.
Chris leads engagements regarding SEC financial reporting matters, public company restatements, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and corporate compliance. Additionally, he has overseen the development and implementation of fraud risk management programs, as well as the performance of internal investigations at companies in the financial services, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology industries. Chris has contributed to matters including revenue recognition issues, audit malpractice claims, alleged SEC reporting violations, complex GAAP & GAAS accounting policy issues, whistleblower allegations, and mortgage-backed securities litigation.
Jack M. Blackier, FCA, is a partner in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1997 after completing his legal education at the University of New Brunswick (1981).
Jack received his Chartered Accountant (“CA”) designation in 1986. He has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Taxation Course, a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Law from York University.
Jack was awarded a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (“FCA”) by his peers in recognition of outstanding service to the accounting profession and to his community.
Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and specialized skills to the Cox & Palmer team. He practises in the areas of tax, estate planning, civil litigation, and administrative law. His civil litigation practice focusses on forensic accounting and loss quantification matters.
Jack has also enjoyed a 20 year career as a part-time faculty member at both the University of New Brunswick (Faculty of Business Administration) and Mount Allison University (Commerce Faculty). Throughout his career, Jack has been involved in a number of community organizations.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, Jack and his wife, Assunta, have two sons.