LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2020) – GHJ (GHJ), a Los Angeles-based accounting and advisory firm, welcomes Peter Brown as the new partner and Forensic Services Practice Leader, within the firm’s Advisory channel.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Peter Brown to our Firm,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “He brings a substantial amount of experience in forensic and litigation services, and his talent will further our commitment of positioning our clients for future growth.”
Brown has most recently worked as a Senior Managing Director in PWC’s Forensic Services in Los Angeles, where he was the practice leader for investigations and disputes. Brown has nearly three decades of experience as a forensic accountant and supervisor, as well as extensive experience quantifying damages in commercial litigation and internal investigations.
“I could not be happier to see Peter join our team,” said Partner and Advisory Practice Leader Anant Patel. “His background and experience will provide insights to propel us well into the future as we grow the practice to better serve our clients.”
Brown has served as a litigation consultant and testified as an expert witness in numerous disputes encompassing telecommunications, entertainment, construction and real estate. These disputes have involved complex issues surrounding business valuations, business-interruption loss calculations and fair-value calculations.
“I am inspired by the Firm’s #BeMore culture, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to help drive results while remaining committed to our core values,” said Brown. “I am looking forward to jumping in with both feet.”
GHJ is committed to engaging innovative leaders who cultivate long-term relationships with clients for future success. GHJ is both a trusted and strategic adviser to clients, and Brown’s addition to the team will help identify ways to optimize business performance and increase shareholder value.
About Peter Brown, Partner, GHJ
Peter Brown, CPA, CFF, ABV, has nearly three decades of public accounting experience providing forensic services to clients, as well as extensive experience quantifying damages in commercial litigation and internal investigations.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2020, Peter most recently worked as a Senior Managing Director in Forensic Services at a Big Four accounting firm, where he was the practice leader for investigations and disputes.
Additionally, Peter is a part of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served as Fraud Selection Chair from 2012-2014 and is currently the Vice-Chair and Chair-elect of the Forensic Services Steering Committee since beginning his tenure in 2004.
Peter graduated from the University of California, Davis, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in managerial economics and from Loyola Marymount University, where he received a Master of Business Administration.
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. Previous recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.
The Firm works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, the Firm is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’ audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to better serve its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 158 countries across the globe.
Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 15 partners and more than 160 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).