Alexia Kent McClure is a principal with the Rockville based law firm, Stein Sperling PC. With over twenty years as a member of Stein Sperling’s commercial litigation team, Alexia has established a reputation for exceptional results from crafting and implementing strategic, creative approaches. Alexia is passionate about using the law to help people who have been wronged, and loves working with her clients to create a strategic plan to drive towards their goals. Alexia wants those who need her assistance to know they are “on the right side of a good lawyer.” In addition to her thriving commercial litigation practice, Alexia also serves as outside general counsel to national organizations that need regular guidance regarding governance, best practices, contracting, employment, and other legal matters. Making the most of her strong ﬁnance background, insurance law experience, and keen business sense, she works collaboratively with core leadership to facilitate compliance with new and changing laws, positioning to avoid litigation unless necessary, and helping these organizations continue to grow and prosper. Alexia represents a broad range of commercial, non-proﬁt and individual clients in her commercial litigation practice. Her experience runs the gamut from complex business dispute matters to construction law, elder law and estate litigation. She is keenly focused on assisting vulnerable people who have been taken advantage of due to age, disability, or gender. Alexia has extensive experience navigating the complex challenges of obtaining emergency relief in business, family and elder law settings. On a personal note, Alexia is a former triathlete – and current duathlete – who twice competed in St. Anthony’s Olympic distance triathlon, including raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She loves spending time with her husband and children.
Richard Potocek, CPA, MBA, CFE is a forensic and dispute services consultant with more than 30 years of experience in fraud investigations. He founded and is the president of Greystone Advisory Group, a litigation support firm focused on due diligence, internal corporate and forensic accounting investigations. Mr. Potocek has worked in the private sector as a director with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP in the areas of corporate and financial investigations and litigation support, and in the public sector as assistant director for the U.S. House Appropriations Committee's Surveys and Investigations staff. In both positions he supervised investigations focused on financial management and the identification of instances of waste, fraud, inefficiencies and weaknesses in internal controls, giving him expertise in a wide variety of governmental and private industries. Before his assignment to the Appropriations Committee, Mr. Potocek was a special agent with the FBI for over 24 years where he spent most of his career investigating federal white collar crime cases to include mortgage fraud, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and corporate and financial institution fraud. His last position with the FBI was the Unit Chief of the FBI's Internal Audit Staff.
John Pace, CPA, CVA, CGMA has more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience. As a partner in the firm's client services department, he is primarily responsible for performing, planning and supervising compilation, review, consulting and business valuation services for GRF's nonprofit, government contractor and other for-profit clients. Mr. Pace also provides assistance to GRF clients in the capacity of temporary controlloer/chief financial officer, with duties such as cash flow planning and analysis, financial statement preparation, financial performance analysis, budgeting and bookkeeping. For government contractor clients, he prepares and analyzes indirect rate calculations, prepares incurred cost submission proposals, provides pricing and proposal support and analysis and provides guidance related to the proper treatment of government contractor specific accounting issues. Additionally, he works with clients to develop government contractor compliant accounting systems. He has experience with the FAR, CAS and other regulations related to government contractors. Mr. Pace is involved with GRF's business valuation practice and holds the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He assists clients with the valuation needs of privately held entities (for use in GAAP compiance, estate tax, stock option plans, divorce proceedings, buy/sell, etc.). In addition, Mr. Pace is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, having recently earned that designation. In earlier professional roles, Mr. Pace gained experience in many areas of finance and accounting including general ledger accounting, reporting and analysis, budgeting, cash flow analysis, scenario and variance analysis and forecasting. Mr Pace is familiar with financial management software applications including Deltek, Quickbooks and Peachtree. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from George Mason University and an accounting certificate from Montgomery College. He has completed the George Mason University Contracting with the Federal Government Certificate Program. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, the Maryland Association of CPAs and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Christina Miles received her Master of Science in Criminal Justice in 1994 from The American University. She began working for the Montgomery County State’s Attorneys Office as a Legal Assistant in 1994. In 2000, she became the Director of the Family Violence Division for the State’s Attorneys Office and currently holds that position. In 2009 she was involved in the development and opening of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center, a collaboration of public and private agencies, to include, the State’s Attorneys Office, County Police, County Sheriffs, County Health and Human Services, as well as many other victim service providers. The Family Justice Center is a “one stop shop” for victims of domestic violence and their families, where they may receive multiple services in one location.