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Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: A Preview


Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: A Preview

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: A Preview

Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:00 am
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Join CEI for this preview event hosted by the Federalist Society in coordination with AEI. CEI Senior Attorney Hans Bader, along with four panelists, and Representative Tom Price will discuss the legal and regulatory implications of the PCAOB case.

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Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: A Preview

On Monday, December 7, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). PCAOB, a private corporation created by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, has authority to investigate public accounting firms, to develop auditing and ethics standards for such firms, and to impose sanctions on firms that fail to comply with PCAOB’s rules. PCAOB’s members are appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Court will consider whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act violates the Constitution by vesting members of the PCAOB with significant powers without allowing the President appointment or removal powers.

U.S. Representative Tom Price (Ga.) will provide introductory remarks, followed by a panel discussion on the legal and regulatory implications of the PCAOB case.

Panel featuring:

• Hon. Paul S. Atkins, AEI and former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

• Mr. Hans Bader, Senior Attorney and Counsel for Special Projects, Competitive Enterprise Institute

• Mr. Jeffrey P. Mahoney, General Counsel, Council of Institutional Investors

• Prof. Gillian E. Metzger, Columbia University Law School

• Mr. Michael S. Greve, AEI, Moderator


Thursday, December 3, 2009

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

AEI, Twelfth Floor

1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.

There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP, as seating is limited.