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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Chair Gary Gensler solicited nominations for all five of the seats on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB"), including for the Chair, whom the SEC removed yesterday.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC removed William D. Duhnke III from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB"), and directed the Office of the Chief Accountant to solicit applications for candidates to all five of the board positions.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
Recent commentary by Diana Tani, an Assistant Regional Director for the SEC, at the Securities Enforcement West web conference emphasized the agency's focus on data-driven investigations.
Cooley LLP
On Friday, the SEC announced that it had "removed" William D. Duhnke III from the PCAOB and designated Duane M. DesParte to serve as Acting Chair, effective Friday.
As reflected in our 2021 Data Security Incident Response Report 2020 saw a sharp spike in the number of incidents involving vendors, which amounted to over 25 percent of the total incidents...
SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee recently shared some keynote remarks at the 2021 ESG Disclosure Priorities Event hosted by the American Institute of CPAs & the Chartered Institute...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
GAO noted that the CFPB agreed to evaluate the impact of its 2018 reorganization.
Cooley LLP
In 2016 and early 2017, the SEC made a big push—through a series of staff oral admonitions and written guidance, as well as an enforcement action—to require issuers to be more transparent...
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") has adopted interim final rules1 to implement the Congressionally-mandated document submision and disclosure requirements of the ...
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the way companies conduct business and audit firms are no exception.
Cooley LLP
In February, then-Acting SEC Chair Allison Lee directed the staff of Corp Fin, in connection with the disclosure review process, to "enhance its focus on climate-related disclosure...
Cooley LLP
Other concerns, according to Reuters, have been SPAC projections, which SPAC sponsors contend are critical for investors, but others are concerned may be misleading.
Jenner & Block
In a report (the Report) released last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines cybersecurity risks associated with the administration of employer-sponsored defined contribution...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Division of Corporation Finance Acting Chair John Coates and SEC Acting Chief Accountant Paul Munter highlighted certain considerations in accounting for warrants issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.
Cooley LLP
Warrants are frequently issued in connection with the formation and initial registered offerings of SPACs, but apparently there have been some problems with accounting for some of these warrants...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Court denied defendants' motion to dismiss the amended complaint, holding that plaintiffs sufficiently pled material misstatements and scienter.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On March 31, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provided public statements from Acting Chief Accountant Paul Munter and from the Division of Corporation Finance...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
IOSCO is joining, in the capacity of "observer," a new Technical Expert Group tasked with the refinement of a prototype climate-related disclosure standard.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC Division of Corporation Finance staff ("Staff") issued guidance on accounting, financial reporting and governance issues.
On March 31, the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance published a staff statement which outlines accounting, financial reporting, and governance issues that private...
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