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Upcoming Program - March 2

Standing Up the PCAOB: A Discussion with PCAOB's Founding Board Members and Audit Profession


Tuesday, March 2, 2021
12:00 - 2:30pm (ET)

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The Society will host a special live broadcast on March 2 from 12:00 - 2:30 pm (ET). The program will focus on the early history of the PCAOB and provide a first-hand understanding of the challenges and opportunities of being a new regulator (Panel I) and newly regulated (Panel II) in the environment of the just-passed Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Our confirmed guests include:

Panel I - Founding PCAOB Board Members
  • Kayla J. Gillan
  • Daniel L. Goelzer
  • Willis D. Gradison
  • Charles D. Niemeier
  • J. Gordon Seymour (Moderator)
Panel II - Public Company Audit Firm Representatives
  • Michael J. Gallagher (PwC)
  • Robert J. Kueppers (Deloitte - Ret.)
  • Samuel Ranzilla (KPMG - Ret.)
  • James S. Turley (EY - Ret.)
  • Julie Bell Lindsay (CAQ - Moderator)


This program and related gallery on the PCAOB are made possible through the generous support of the Center for Audit Quality and its member firms, including:

BDO USA, Crowe LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP,
EY, Grant Thornton LLP, KPMG LLP,

Society Welcomes 2021 Board Officers, New Trustees and Advisors

2021 Officers of the Board of Trustees

  • Joan E. McKown, Jones Day, Chair
  • Annette L. Nazareth, Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP, President
  • James W. Barratt, AlixPartners LLP, President-Elect
  • Lori A. Richards, Secretary
  • Susan G. Markel, AlixPartners LLP, Treasurer
  • G. Jeffrey Boujoukos, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, VP Museum
  • Ronald C. Long, Wells Fargo, VP Development & Engagement

New Trustees

  • G. Jeffrey Boujoukos, Morgan Lewis, Philadelphia
  • K. Susan Grafton, Dechert, DC
  • Ronald C. Long, Wells Fargo, St. Louis
  • Kathryn B. McGrath, Fmr. Director, SEC Div. of Investment Mgmt.
  • Erica Williams, Kirkland & Ellis, DC
Full Board of Trustees >>

New Advisors

  • Kit Addleman, Haynes & Boone LLP - Dallas
  • Peter K.M. Chan, Baker McKenzie – Chicago
  • Jina Choi, Morrison & Foerster LLP - San Francisco
  • Lorraine B. Echavarria, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP – LA
  • Merri Jo Gillette, Edward Jones – Chicago
  • Thomas S. Harman, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP – DC
  • Daniel M. Hawke, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP – DC
  • Arian M. June, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP – DC
  • Richard A. Levine, Labaton Sucharow – DC
  • Aaron W. Lipson, King and Spalding – Atlanta
  • Haima V. Marlier, Morrison & Foerster LLP – NY
  • Fiona A. Philip, KPMG – DC
  • Giovanni P. Prezioso, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP – DC
  • Jacob Hale Russell, Rutgers Law School – Philadelphia
Full Board of Advisors >>


The Enforcement Division: A History

This Gallery tells the story of the Division since its founding in 1972, as its attorneys were confronted again and again not only with the fraudsters who seem constantly to plague the securities markets, but with new schemes and stratagems made possible by political, economic, and technological change.

Visit Gallery

This gallery was made possible through the generous financial support of Linda Chatman Thomsen, Susan G. Markel and Thomas O. Gorman. In this brief video, these contributors, and curator Harwell Wells, reflect on what the gallery means to them.

November 5, 2020

Insider Trading: A Program Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Chiarella v. United States

On November 5, the Society partnered with NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business and the Indiana University Mauer School of Law to sponsor a virtual symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of Chiarella v. United States. See related documents.

Permission for Use

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