Ernie Cooper

Ernie Cooper

Ernie Cooper was named Partner at Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman in 2014.

Ernie really enjoys the people at Vicenti and is proud to be associated with Vicenti.  Ernie is Partner of our Vicenti Fraud Solutions Unit and has a real passion for working in the fraud area.  As Ernie says, he has been involved in fraud for many years, but fortunately on the “right” side of fraud.

Ernie will be the first to tell you that life has been very good to him as he is blessed with a tremendous wife and five kids, or better yet, five young adults, who are moving quite nicely through life.  Ernie also has had the best career in the world, as an FBI Special Agent for over 20 years, retiring in November 2003.  Ernie is an active member of the Society of Former FBI Special Agents, and his wife is still currently a Special Agent in the Los Angeles Division.

His experiences before, with, and after the FBI have taken him through many journeys, cities, states, and international travel.  He has stories that involve working with the “mafia,” bank robbers, kidnappers, undercover operations, and white collar criminals that would rival any television series.  Through this all, Ernie has competed and coached in sports and athletics since day one.  The highlights are many, and these days, Ernie enjoys traveling with his wife, Teresa, working out, and playing in a “wood bat: hard ball” baseball league.

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    Experience

    • Joined Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman in 2005 as Consultant; Named Partner in 2014
    • Director of Forensic Investigative Practice, KPMG Los Angeles, 2003-2004
    • Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1983-2003
    • Phillips & Company, CPA’s, 1977-1982
    • Long Beach City College, Instructor of Accounting, 1981-1982
    • Price Waterhouse Coopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand), 1974-1977
    • Frequent speaker, trainer and expert witness on forensic accounting and fraud investigations
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    Industry Expertise

    • Corporations
    • Law Firms
    • Governmental Agencies
    • Not-for-Profit Organizations
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    Professional Activities & Community Involvement

    • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Board of Directors OC Chapter
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Former Chairman, Los Angeles Chapter
    • State Bar of California
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
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    Personal Info/Profile

    • Ernie and his wife Teresa, who is a Special Agent of the FBI, enjoy traveling and family.