Anand Khemlani

I am a founding member of Fulcrum Inquiry, an accounting and economic consulting firm that performs damage analysis for commercial litigation, forensic accountings, financial investigations, and business valuations. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and am a licensed Real Estate Broker. I regularly serve as an expert witness involving results of my forensic accounting assignments and damage analyses. My resume is available on Fulcrum's website

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  1. How Many Clowns Can You Fit In A Clown Car? — 2 comments
  2. 30,000 Tax Cheats Confess Under IRS Programs — 1 comment
  3. City of Los Angeles Wastes $1M on Cell Phones — 1 comment
  4. The Battle of Red — 1 comment
  5. Government Slaps Banks with Lawsuit over Toxic Mortgages — 1 comment

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Best Places to Work in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) just published its list of the best companies to work for in Los Angeles for 2013.  The LABJ ranks the top 100 companies in Los Angeles, and segregates the list into Large (250+ employees), Medium (50-249 employees) and Small (15-49 employees) companies. The best places to work in Los …

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Beer Companies Are Losing Ground, Especially With Younger Consumers

What alcoholic beverage do people like to drink?  Well Gallup conducted its annual Consumption Habits poll and the verdict is in.  Jeffrey M. Jones summarizes the survey results on behalf of Gallup (see here). A majority of American’s drink alcoholic beverages, with 63% percent of survey respondents since 1939 historically indicating that they drink occasionally.  …

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5 Reasons Californians Purchased Homes in 2013

The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) released the results of their 2013 Home Buyer Survey, which highlights why Californian’s purchased homes this year.  The following are the reasons and related percentages reported: 38% – Price reductions 12% – Favorable prices and/or financing 10% – Desired a new or better location 9% – Investment or tax …

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Top Five All-Time Biggest Whistleblowers

Managing a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant whistleblower hotline allows me to have significant interaction with whistleblowers.  So I was very interested in the article written by Steve Kardell of Clouse Dunn LLP, which describes five of the most prominent whistleblowers of all time, as follows: “Daniel Ellsberg Daniel Ellsberg was a Harvard graduate, Marine lieutenant, Pentagon official …

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Consumer Confidence Fueling Real Estate Market

Even with the recent beating homeowners took during the last real estate downturn, Americans still have confidence in the real estate market.  It appears that homeownership is still a goal for many Americans.  DSNews.com reported the results of the 2013 National Pulse Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  Eight out of ten people …

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Top 10 Trade Secret Verdicts

A trade secret, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization, is defined as: Broadly speaking, any confidential business information which provides an enterprise a competitive edge may be considered a trade secret. Trade secrets encompass manufacturing or industrial secrets and commercial secrets. The unauthorized use of such information by persons other than the holder is …

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Court Concludes E-Mail Communication Indicates Binding Contract

E-Mails seem to be taking over as a primary source of communication.  They are a quick and efficient means of communication and many people are accessible via email no matter where they are (i.e. through their mobile/smart phones).  However, many probably do not think of e-mails as formal documents or binding contracts.  Shepard Davidson and …

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ATMs Robbed – No Guns Involved!

Banking is changing these days.  You don’t even need to go into the bank to deposit checks anymore, you can do it right from your smartphone.  Even if you go into the bank, certain banks have ATM or other sophisticated computer modules in order for you to handle transactions so you do not have to …

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$500K in Damages Claimed from Refusal to Use Technology Fallout

In this day and age, technology is surrounding us everywhere and being used by everyone from kids to seniors.  Technology is now being used on airplanes as well to communicate with flight attendants. ABC News, along with other sources, reports that a passenger recently refused to use new airline technology on a Virgin America flight …

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Venture Capital Funding Declines in Southern California

The Los Angeles Times reported that venture capital funding has declined considerably in Southern California.  The article sourced data compiled from Dow Jones VentureSource, which provided the following statistics: Southern California companies raised $507.6 million from venture capital investors for Q1 2013, a 42% decline from Q1 2012 The amount raised in Q1 2013 was …

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