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SEC brings enforcement actions against two audit committee chairs

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

During March, the SEC brought enforcement actions against the audit committee chairs of two public companies -- AgFeed Industries and L&L Energy. Both

ISS updates QuickScore

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

On January 27, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. released updates to QuickScore, its tool for assessing corporate governance risk. While

Mandatory audit firm rotation is dead in the U.S. (for now)

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

On February 6, PCAOB Chairman James Doty told the SEC that the Board was no longer pursuing the idea of requiring mandatory audit firm rotation

SEC Chief Accountant takes audit committees back to basics (and questions “fee-hunting”)

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

In a February 22 presentation entitled "Back to Basics" at the annual SEC Speaks conference in Washington, SEC Chief Accountant Paul Beswick discussed

SEC action against KPMG and report of investigation spotlight independence issues

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2014

On January 24, the SEC announced the filing and simultaneous settlement of an administrative enforcement action charging KPMG with violating the

Audit committee and auditor oversight update

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2014

In a speech on December 9, 2013, Paul Beswick, SEC Chief Accountant, Questioned whether Audit Committees were focusing too much on fee redu

Audit Committee and Auditor Oversight update

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • October 28 2013

This Update summarizes recent developments relating to public company Audit Committees and their oversight of financial reporting and of the

Audit committee and auditor oversight update

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2013

On August 28, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board released the public portion (Part I) of its reports on the 2012 inspections of

SEC issues proposed CEO pay ratio disclosure rules under Dodd-Frank

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 19 2013

On September 18, 2013, the SEC held an open meeting to consider issuing proposed rules to implement the CEO pay ratio disclosure requirements under

Audit Committee and auditor oversight update

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2013

On August 6, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board released the public portion (Part I) of its report on the 2012 inspection of Ernst & Young