William Ackerman, a Certified Public Accountant, has over thirty years of experience as an auditor and consultant. His consulting experience includes lost earnings associated with wrongful terminations, wrongful death and personal injury claims; damages associated with breach of contract, business interruption or breach of fiduciary duty claims; fraud investigations, both to uncover the devices used to perpetrate fraud and to uncover fraudulent financial reporting practices; corporate dissolutions; accounting and auditing issues relating to accountant’s malpractice and merger and acquisition disputes; legal malpractice damages; trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement damages; theft of trade secrets damages; small business valuations; false advertising claims; unfair business practices; wage/overtime disputes; and alter ego. Prior to joining Freeman & Mills, Mr. Ackerman spent five years in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick, where he supervised audit engagements in the manufacturing, distribution, entertainment, oil and gas, and hospitality industries, among others. He has provided expert testimony in both federal and state courts as well as in arbitration. He has served as a court appointed neutral expert in the Superior Courts of California. Mr. Ackerman earned a B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University.