Patrick J. Niemann, Partner, Ernst & Young

Patrick Niemann is a Partner in Ernst & Young's Los Angeles office. In addition to client service, Pat is also the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young's Los Angeles office. He has served clients primarily in the consumer product, manufacturing, technology, and aerospace sectors, and has worked with public and private companies of various sizes, from start-up businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Pat also sits on Ernst & Young's Americas Advisory Council, which advises the Firm's Chairman and other senior management in strategy, policy, and governance matters.

Previously, Pat served as the industry sector leader for several sectors, including Retail, Consumer Products, Technology, Media and Entertainment, and Japanese Business Services.

Pat is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He currently is a member of the Board of Advisors for USC Marshall School's Leventhal School of Accounting, and is the Past President of the USC Accounting Circle Board. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the USC Leventhal School of Accounting.

In the community, Pat has served as a mentor at Bret Harte Middle School in South Central Los Angeles. He also represents Ernst & Young on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, working with other corporate and civic leaders to promote local commerce.