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William Buckley

Senior Managing Director

[email protected]

Main: (213) 409-6229

Mobile: (310) 980-7618

Fax: (213) 402-1304

Areas of Expertise

  • Fraud Investigation
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Litigation Support
  • Construction Litigation
  • White Collar Crime
  • Valuation
  • Expert Witness
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Intellectual Property
  • Damages & Lost Profit Analysis


  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Construction
  • Logistics/Wholesale
  • Restaurants

Prominent Matters

  • Finance Expert - Estate of Michael Joseph Jackson Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles - BP 117 321
  • Fraud and Forensics Expert - Fidelity National Financial, Inc. v. Colin Friedman, et al United States District Court, District of Arizona - CV03 1222 PHX (RCB)
  • Damages Expert - Rodriguez, et al. v. West Publishing Corporation dba BAR/BRI and Kaplan, Inc. United States District Court, Central District of California - CV05 3222 R (MCx)
  • Intellectual Property Expert - United States Securities & Exchange Commission v. Luca International Group, et al United States District Court, Northern District of California - SEC File No. SF-03832-A
  • Damages Expert - William L. Roberts (p/k/a Rick Ross) v. Stefan Gordy, et al United States District Court, Southern District of Florida - 13 24700 (CIV)


  • 6 Years with GlassRatner
  • 33 Years of Relevant Experience


  • MBA, Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA
  • BS, Utah State University

Mr. Buckley is an accomplished financial analyst, forensic accountant, and expert witness with proven skills and over 25 years of experience synthesizing and analyzing financial data, business transactions and corporate records for law firms, government agencies and an array of Fortune 25 to SMB operating entities.  A working practitioner with consulting, academic and C-level operating company experience, Mr. Buckley has designed and executed projects for management and counsel successfully delivering over 400 assignments realizing in excess of $1.0 Billion in recoveries and enhancements for clients.

For counsel, Mr. Buckley has been designated in both federal and state court to assist with investigations, disputes and all facets of litigation support.  He has been engaged to provide expert services for complex litigation matters by many of the nation’s preeminent law firms.  His forensic and expert work includes over 200 assignments providing testimony approximately 100 times in venues from California to Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and Ohio.

Representative assignments include:

  • Assisting with Document and Discovery Issues
  • Intellectual Property Matters
  • Lost Profits/Economic Damage Assessments on Behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Due Diligence and Valuation Analysis
  • Fraud Investigation and Funds-Tracing
  • Cost Control and Performance Improvement Issues
  • Complex, Case-related Database Design and Compilation
  • Specific Industry/Market/Competitor Research

In addition to his forensic practice, Mr. Buckley has held senior level management positions at various operating companies including; Chief Financial Officer at Studio Image, Inc., Advisor to the Board of Directors at Glentek, Inc., Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Pointsource Technologies, Director of Business Development at Gillberg Design and Project Leader/Principal Analyst managing teams of up to 40 professionals on complex matters for the Bank of America Legal Department. His corporate responsibilities included acting as lead in due diligence, valuation and advisement on numerous merger & acquisition assignments.

Representative industries include:

  • Entertainment | Media
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Real Estate Development | Construction
  • Government Services
  • Home Goods | Retail | Food & Restaurant
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing

Mr. Buckley received his master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA with emphasized study in finance, entrepreneurship and entertainment.  His master’s project focused on analyzing real estate market dynamics in Southern California.  Mr. Buckley received his bachelor of science from Utah State University in forestry and natural resource management.

During his time in Utah, Mr. Buckley worked for the USDA Forest Service as an elite wild-land firefighter (known as a “hot-shot”) deployed on approximately 100 fires throughout the western United States.  In the winters, Mr. Buckley was out on the slopes as an expert skier and on ski patrol searching the Rocky Mountains for that perfect powder experience.

Mr. Buckley and the GlassRatner team provide practical, hands-on knowledge in support of each assignment for clients in need of expert services, consulting or critical ad hoc project management.

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