GHJ Expands Its Expert Witness and Litigation Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 14, 2017… Los Angeles-based accounting firm, GHJ (GHJ), is expanding its Consulting Practice. Ben Sheppard joined the firm as a principal to lead the Expert Witness and Litigation Support Service Line.

“Ben will be bringing substantial knowledge and experience to our Litigation Support Practice,” said Partner Ilan Haimoff. “Having Ben join our firm is a reflection of our commitment to and investment in growing our Consulting Practice.” One of GHJ’s core values is Grow Great People, and the firm offers talented individuals the chance to develop and succeed. “By investing in our people we deepen our firm capability and continually provide innovative solutions to our clients,” said Leon Janks, managing partner. “I am energized to have Ben Sheppard as part of our growing team.” By engaging leaders and top-notch talent, we are committed to partnering with our clients for future success. GHJ is not only an accounting firm but a trusted advisor.
About Ben Sheppard
Ben has deep expertise in litigation support and expert witness services, as well as forensic investigations and valuations. By working closely with clients, Ben assists them in finding answers to situations that may pose a threat to their business. Ben has offered expert witness opinions in over 35 separate matters in state courts, federal courts and arbitrations. He has also served as a court-appointed neutral expert in a state court matter. Starting his public accounting career in Houston, Ben previously worked at Deloitte before moving to Los Angeles and working at Disney, MGM and Warner Brothers. His substantial entertainment industry experience includes theatrical, home video, video games, television, radio, cable/satellite, live entertainment, music/book publishing and digital cinema. For over 17 years, Ben has served as consultant on litigation, forensic investigation and valuation projects in the entertainment industry, but also other industries, such as sports, consumer products, insurance/financial, Hi-Tech, manufacturing and software, retail, and government. Ben is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst. He is also a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and American Bar Association and is a frequent speaker for a variety of entertainment conferences and other organizations. He has been published in Wiley’s Litigation Services Handbook, Sixth Edition and ABA’s Landslide Magazine. Ben has a BBA in Management Info Systems and an MBA in Accounting from the University of Houston. When Ben is not working, you will find him golfing, hiking or cooking for his family and friends.
About GHJ
Founded in 1953, GHJ is a Los Angeles-based accounting firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies.
Ranked as a top 20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s Book of Lists, the Firm has 14 partners and approximately 150 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. Also named a 2016 “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, our eighth winning year since 2008, GHJ provides an environment where talented and career-minded individuals can grow personally and professionally.