With a new administration in Washington, D.C., and new leadership at the SEC and the PCAOB, the regulatory landscape is changing. How will these changes impact the companies you serve? Join us September 12, 2018 as Jay Brown, PCAOB board member, and Aaron Lipson, Atlanta associate regional director of the SEC, provide insights on their current agendas and priorities. You’ll learn about:
The current state-of-play for these regulators
Regulator perspectives on the role of the board
The latest hot topics and new standards
Charles Soranno, the Eastern region leader of Protiviti’s Public Company Transformation Practice, will moderate this fireside chat.
J. Robert Brown was appointed as a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017 and sworn in on February 1, 2018.
He joined the PCAOB from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was the Lawrence W. Treece Professor of Corporate Governance and Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Program. He taught corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on corporate governance. He authored numerous publications on corporate governance, including a textbook, and several of his articles have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Previously, Board Member Brown also advised foreign governments on governance and other legal reform topics. He served as an arbitrator for FINRA and an officer on the Investor Advisory Committee of the SEC.
Associate Regional Director, Division of Enforcement
Mr. Lipson began working in the Division of Enforcement in the Atlanta office in 2004 as a staff attorney, before becoming an Assistant Regional Director in 2010. In 2010, he also joined the Division’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit, which investigates potential misconduct related to asset-backed securities, derivatives, and other complex financial products. In his new position, Mr. Lipson will oversee the SEC’s enforcement activities covered by the Atlanta office.
Charles is a Managing Director in the Metro NY Region of Protiviti and is a leader in Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Practices. Charles is also the Eastern Region leader for Protiviti’s Public Company Transformation practice which assists pre-IPO clients with Financial Reporting Compliance, Corporate Governance, Internal Control Readiness, Risk & Compliance and IT Transformation.