Maryellen K. Sebold

BDO Consulting Managing Director


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

Maryellen Sebold is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Los Angeles office with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, litigation consulting, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring.  She also has experience in calculating economic damages, evaluating shareholder and partnership disputes, analyzing budget overruns, determining lost profits, evaluating alter-ego issues, tracing assets and calculating royalties.  In addition, she has performed internal investigations and investigations into allegations of fraud and mismanagement, including preparing and evaluating employee dishonesty and fidelity bond claims. She has been involved in investigating misappropriation of assets, Ponzi schemes and financial statement irregularities, as well as evaluating alter-ego issues.
In bankruptcy and restructuring matters, Maryellen works with trustees and creditors' committees as a financial advisor in Chapter 7 and 11 engagements and has worked on restructuring multimillion-dollar bank loans.

A Certified Public Accountant, Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certified in Financial Forensics, Maryellen has been designated as an expert witness and has testified in trials, depositions and arbitrations, applying her specialized knowledge to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, entertainment, franchises, healthcare, insurance, publishing, real estate, securities, and transportation.  She has also presented to various professional organizations on a wide range of accounting, fraud and litigation consulting topics.  Maryellen’s previous experience includes working with large public accounting firms, as well as regional firms.

Professional Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Council Member
Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
CalCPA, Past Council Member and Past Board Member
CalCPA Forensic Services Steering Committee
CalCPA Education Foundation, Past President of the Board


B.S., Accounting, Ithaca College

Community Involvement

St. Julie Billiart Church Adopt-A-Family project