Biography

Academic Affiliation
University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management

Biography
Gordon Klein, an expert in accounting, finance, and valuation, is a Lecturer in Accounting and Entrepreneurship at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He has served as a court-appointed referee, arbitrator of commercial disputes, expert witness, state bar consultant, and television commentator. He has extensive experience teaching and testifying in the areas of accounting, finance, damages, valuation of enterprises and intellectual property, commercial law, fiduciary duties, and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Klein served as the sole accounting expert for the General Motors’ bankruptcy trustee and played an important role in reforming our mortgage lending system by testifying for the Department of Justice, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac against lenders and securities issuers that engaged in fraudulent practices. He has testified in the Delaware Court of Chancery in a landmark case concerning solvency and shareholders’ rights.

Mr. Klein has served as the cofounder, director, or CFO of several enterprises. His commentaries have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Business Week, and he is the author of Ethics in Accounting: A Decision-Making Approach, a widely-used textbook on accountants’ professional responsibilities.