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By Securities Docket on December 18, 2019, 2:24 pm
The 2020 PCAOB budget totals $284.7 million, an increase of approximately 4.0% from its 2019 budget. The accounting support fee totals $270.2 million, approximately 2.8% more than the 2019 accounting support fee, of which $239.7 million will be assessed on public companies and $30.5 million will be assessed on broker-dealers. The accounting support fee approximates […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2019, 10:27 am
In September 2018, California became the first state to legally compel corporate board diversity with a law mandating that every public company in the state have at least one female director by the end of 2019. The law set off a scramble to find hundreds of female directors, many of whom don’t fit the traditional […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2019, 10:13 am
In March this year, when the first Chief Anticorruption Prosecutor of Mexico was appointed, few would have bet that within only eight months she would already have 680 cases under investigation. Her early track record is even more impressive considering the challenges faced. via New corruption prosecutor opens 680 investigations | The FCPA Blog.
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2019, 9:08 am
According to the SEC’s complaint, Janardhan Nellore, a former IT administrator then at Palo Alto Networks Inc., was at the center of the trading ring, using his IT credentials and work contacts to obtain highly confidential information about his employer’s quarterly earnings and financial performance. As alleged in the complaint, until he was terminated earlier […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2019, 9:05 am
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that Patrick Bryan has been named the PCAOB’s Director of the Division of Enforcement and Investigations. In this role, Mr. Bryan will advance the organization’s investigations and litigation of violations of PCAOB rules and other applicable securities regulations. *** Mr. Bryan currently serves as the Assistant General […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2019, 9:03 am
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that Kenneth Lench has been named the PCAOB’s General Counsel. In this role, Mr. Lench will provide legal advice and counsel to the Board regarding all PCAOB operations and activities. “Ken brings deep experience in securities law and the capital markets, and will be an excellent addition […]