Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin serves as the elected watchdog for L.A.'s taxpayers. He oversees more than 160 employees conducting independent audits, managing the City's payroll and disbursements, preparing reports on the City's finances, pursuing waste and fraud, providing information about the City's finances and operations online, and focusing on modernization, management and metrics. Galperin launched ControlPanel.LA, an open data portal featuring the City's checkbook, details on the goods and services the City buys, assets and liabilities, employee compensation, operating indicators and more. Under Galperin's leadership, the Controller's office has issued audits focused on improving the efficiency and accountability of City government and on delivering quality City services. Galperin brings more than 20 years of experience as a transactional and litigation attorney and small business owner. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.