Charlie Price is an integral leader in MorganFranklin's Corporate Investigations & Dispute Solutions practice. As a decorated FBI Agent for more than 28 years, Charlie established a national reputation as an expert in the "art of interviewing" and developed a proven track record of resolving complex white-collar investigations fast. At MorganFranklin, he applies his skills as both a savvy investigator and CPA to help clients investigate, contain, and resolve time-sensitive corporate and government investigation matters.
Throughout his FBI career, Charlie led numerous high-profile national and international investigations, resulting in more than 100 felony white-collar crime convictions and more than $115 million in losses prevented, fines, recoveries, and restitution. He served as lead investigator on prominent criminal cases involving corporate fraud, money laundering, bribery, public corruption, bank and insurance fraud, extortion, and embezzlement. The victims in his cases faced both internal and external threats, and he successfully investigated a wide variety of sophisticated targets, including senior corporate executives, attorneys, and CPAs. Charlie resolved complex matters quickly due to his skill in developing and implementing creative, target-specific interview and investigative strategies to obtain signed-statement confessions from a diverse range of subjects, including confessions that were instrumental in convicting two sitting members of Congress.
In 2011, Charlie received the Director's Award for Excellence in HUMINT (Human Intelligence), the FBI's highest award, for interviews and interrogations he performed on classified national security matters while deployed to Afghanistan. He also served on the FBI Director's Special Agent Advisory Committee and served as an adjunct faculty member of the FBI Academy, providing instruction on interviewing, interrogation, and investigation of complex financial crimes to the FBI, SEC, FDIC, federal prosecutors, and both the U.S. intelligence community and its international partners.
Charlie received more than a dozen Outstanding Public Service Awards from U.S. Attorneys' offices and numerous commendations and awards from the FBI Director for excellence in investigation. He also served as an Assault Team Leader on the FBI's Washington Field Office SWAT team, and he was a firearms instructor for more than 20 years. Charlie deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, where he provided support to various U.S. military units on classified operations. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as a CPA at Arthur Andersen & Co., performing financial statement audits in the financial services industry.
"Whether trying to protect a country and its citizens or a company and its shareholders, decision makers need useful and reliable information that is provided in a timely fashion and presented in an easily understood manner. I have a proven track record as an FBI Agent of acquiring information that protected my fellow citizens and our country. Now I am working just as hard to protect MorganFranklin's clients and ensure that their leaders get the information they need to make good decisions—ones that protect their employees, products, and brands."
- Interviewing & Interrogation
- Corporate Investigations
- Forensic Accounting
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
- Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, College of William & Mary
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Virginia
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)