The Person At the PCAOB Who Auditors Feared the Most Is Now Their Friend – Going Concern

Modesti, who was the PCAOB’s first director of enforcement and investigations, has landed at Akin Gump as a partner in the firm’s white-collar defense and government investigations practice in Washington, DC.

This is a big-time hire for Akin Gump. Not only did Modesti have a distinguished career at the PCAOB, where he brought the hammer down on ne’er-do-well auditors, but as an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, he led the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crimes, particularly securities fraud. He also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division Fraud Section, where he investigated, indicted, and prosecuted white-collar crimes.

via The Person At the PCAOB Who Auditors Feared the Most Is Now Their Friend – Going Concern.