Christopher M. Brophy

Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group LLC

Contact Info

Berkeley Research Group LLC
810 Seventh Avenue, Suite 4100
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (646) 490–2009
Fax: (646) 490–2019


Chris Brophy writes the catastrophe risk management column for

Mr. Brophy is a managing director with Berkeley Research Group LLC. Prior to that, he was the managing director for FTI Consulting in the business insurance claims practice of FTI's Forensic and Litigation Consulting business segment. He has worked on hundreds of property damage and business interruption claims, including many for the 1993 World Trade Center incident, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, numerous hurricanes, several contingent business interruption losses, and many individual losses resulting from fires and explosions. He has extensive expertise with losses in the manufacturing, chemical, hospitality, financial services, hospital, telecommunications, technology, and nonprofit industries. Mr. Brophy also has managed several forensic investigations, assisted clients with contract disputes, and managed several fidelity claims and FEMA claims. He has testified on several insurance-related matters and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Brophy is a former executive director for an insurance claims practice at a "Big 4" accounting firm.

Mr. Brophy is a frequent writer and speaker concerning insurance claims and has spoken at general insurance and industry-specific events. He holds a BS in accounting from Bentley College. Mr. Brophy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Risk and Insurance Management Society and is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.