- Managing Director at Thatcher Associates
- Deputy Inspector General for Investigations at the Metropolitan Transit Authority
- Deputy Attorney General in Charge of the Statewide Organized Crime Task Force
- Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division at the New York Attorney General’s Office
Christopher Prather is a Managing Director for Exiger based in its New York office. A seasoned law enforcement leader, he brings extensive knowledge and a proven record of leadership in the field of monitorships.
Chris joined Exiger in July 2015 to lead the firm’s Construction Integrity Monitoring Program. He manages an in-house team of forensic engineers, forensic construction accountants and investigators. Chris works on behalf of owners to ensure that construction contractors are abiding by their contract terms and all laws, rules and regulations. He and his team are, for example, monitoring a City agency’s expenditure of $3 billion in federal disaster recovery funds related to Super Storm Sandy, and leading the effort to rehabilitate an ethically challenged contractor performing public work.
Christopher joined Exiger from Thacher Associates, where he was a Managing Director, responsible for leading a variety of integrity and compliance engagements focused on the construction industry. In this role, he assisted companies in developing compliance programs, led litigation support, and oversaw voluntary and court-mandated monitorships. Monitoring assignments managed under his guidance included New York City’s post-Sandy Rapid Repairs Program, the New York City Housing Authority’s Bond B program, and the New York Thruway Authority’s design build procurement for the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Prior to Thacher Associates, Christopher was the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). During his tenure with the MTA, Christopher oversaw the team of attorneys and investigators responsible for safeguarding the agency’s multi-billion dollar capital program and designing and implementing the MTA’s corporate ethics programs.
Before joining the MTA, Chris was jointly appointed by New York’s Governor and Attorney General to the position of Deputy Attorney General in Charge of the Statewide Organized Crime Task Force, where he served for nearly six years. Under his leadership, OCTF was the lead investigative agency on some of the largest mob cases ever prosecuted in New York. Mr. Prather also served as First Assistant Inspector General and Counsel to the School Construction Authority Inspector General, and was, for fifteen years, an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, rising to Deputy Chief of the Frauds Bureau and Senior Investigative Counsel in the Rackets Bureau. He began his legal career handling construction contract litigation for the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
- University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, B.A.
- University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D.