April 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

"Auditor Liability 2018: Trends in SEC & PCAOB Enforcement & Developments in Private Firm Litigation" hosted by the DC Bar

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DC Bar
901 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

This program is available for both in-person attendance and live webinar participation.

In 2017, both the Securities and Exchange Commission and The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) showed an increased focus on auditor independence issues, with a number of enforcement actions against individuals and audit firms. Both regulators also showed a continuing focus on the work on foreign audit firms, raising the level of scrutiny on the actions of various overseas affiliates of major U.S. firms.

In private litigation, there were a number of important decisions affecting auditor liability, including the use of in pari delecto in claims against audit firms brought by bankruptcy trustees.

The panel will review recent cases and developments in auditor liability and provide some insights into what practitioners should expect in this area over the coming year.

Moderator:
George Kostolampros, Venable LLP

Panelists:
Peter Bresnan, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Division of Enforcement and Investigation, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Dean Conway, Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel, Division of Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission
Terence Healy, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Howard Scheck, Stone Turn

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