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Patrick Niemann

Managing Partner, Greater Los Angeles Office, Ernst & Young

THE LATEST: Ernst & Young is renovating its downtown offices, which will feature an open floor plan and span 120,000 square feet across five floors. The company ranks No. 1 on the Business Journal’s 2019 list of accounting firms ranked by number of accounting professionals in L.A. County with a staff of 1,751 in 2018.

BACKGROUND: Niemann has been with Ernst & Young for nearly 28 years. He previously managed the firm’s greater L.A. audit practice and served as industry leader for the consumer products, media and entertainment, and Japanese business services practices. Niemann is on the corporate advisory board at USC’s Marshall School of Business, chairs the board for Children’s Bureau of Southern California, and is on the boards of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Town Hall Los Angeles.

WORTH NOTING: Niemann received the Distinguished Service Award from the USC Leventhal School of Accounting.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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