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SEC Approves Significant Changes to Auditor’s Reports: New Disclosure Implications for Companies

by King & Spalding on

On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, unanimously approved new rules and amendments designed to render auditor’s reports more informative to investors. These provisions were proposed by the...more

New York Public Service Commission Issues Rules for Distributed Energy Resource Suppliers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) recently issued Uniform Business Practices for distributed energy resource (DER) providers (or suppliers), similar to the consumer protection standards that are already in place...more

Blog: CAMs are here! SEC approves new PCAOB standard to enhance auditor’s reports

by Cooley LLP on

Yesterday, the SEC approved the PCAOB’s proposed rules requiring changes to the auditor’s report, AS 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of Financial Statements When the Auditor Expresses an Unqualified Opinion, along with...more

Blog: EY Study Shows Continued Increase In Voluntary Audit Committee Disclosures Among The Fortune 100

by Cooley LLP on

With the SEC now considering whether to approve AS 3101, the PCAOB’s new enhanced disclosure requirement for the auditor’s report, and SEC concept releases and other disclosure projects still hovering in the ether, there...more

Blog: Form What? CAQ Offers Help For Audit Committees In Understanding And Using Form AP

by Cooley LLP on

Remember Form AP? That’s the form that the PCAOB is now requiring audit firms to use to name individual audit engagement partners. The form will also disclose the names and Firm IDs, locations and extent of participation of...more

IRS Targets Globally-Mobile Individuals and Businesses: The Importance of Proactive Planning

IRS targets globally-mobile individuals and businesses through its Global High Wealth Industry Group and its Large Business and International Division. Targeted taxpayers find these audits distracting, taking time from...more

Saudi Arabia Approves New Corporate Governance Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

The publication of the Regulations is driven by the continued effort to attract additional foreign investment into the Kingdom and to harmonize the CMA’s own rules with those of the newly revised Companies Law2, as overseen...more

2016 Year In Review: Securities Litigation And Regulation

2016 was an active year in securities litigation. In the first half of 2016 alone, plaintiffs filed 119 new federal class action securities cases. It was also a busy year for SEC enforcement proceedings, with a record 868...more

The New Insurance Act: What GCs Need to Know and Do

by K&L Gates LLP on

We recently hosted a round table discussion on the new Insurance Act which addressed: - How the law has changed and how it will affect your organisation - What practical changes are needed to ensure compliance with the...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - October 2016

by Stoel Rives LLP on

After a one-month hiatus, we find ourselves with much to catch up on. Brace yourself. The SEC . . . - announced, that it no longer requires Tandy language, generally an acknowledgment in SEC comment...more

Issuer Reporting and Disclosure Remains Focus of SEC and Other Regulators

by Perkins Coie on

In a recent speech, SEC Enforcement Director Andrew Ceresney confirmed the SEC’s continued pursuit of investigations and enforcement actions relating to issuer reporting and disclosure, an area that remains a high priority...more

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers: Volume V—The Land Mines...

M&A transactions, like most transactions in life, involve a cost/benefit analysis. Some cost/benefit analyses are relatively easy to perform. For example, if I buy an energy efficient appliance, I can calculate the likely...more

Joe Howell on the PCAOB, Audits and Compliance – Part IV

by Thomas Fox on

This week I have been exploring the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) with Joe Howell, an Executive Vice President (EVP) with Workiva Inc. We have considered how some of the issues addressed by the PCAOB directly...more

Blog: They’re Baaack! PCAOB Reproposes Disclosure Of “Critical Audit Matters”

by Cooley LLP on

Last week, after five years of outreach, the PCAOB once again attempted to make the auditor’s report more relevant and informative to investors by reproposing the auditor reporting standard, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit...more

New Auditor Disclosures and Filing Requirements

As expected, the SEC last week approved rules proposed by the PCAOB last December that further the PCAOB’s ongoing efforts to enhance audit disclosure practices. The rules require auditors to file with the PCAOB a new Form...more

SEC Approves PCAOB Transparency Rules

by WilmerHale on

On May 9, the Securities and Exchange Commission, as expected, issued an order approving the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s rules requiring that accounting firms disclose in a new PCAOB form the names of audit...more

SEC Approves PCAOB Rule Requiring Audit Partners to be Identified

The SEC has approved a proposed PCAOB rule requiring identification of audit engagement partners and certain other audit participants....more

PCAOB Evaluates Audit Firm Communications with Audit Committees

by WilmerHale on

On April 5, the PCAOB issued a report regarding compliance with Auditing Standard No. 16, Communications with Audit Committees (AS No. 16), based on its inspections of issuer audits during its 2014 inspection cycle. AS No. 16...more

"SEC Issues Concept Release Seeking Feedback on Business and Financial Disclosure Requirements"

On April 13, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a concept release seeking feedback on ways to modernize the business and financial disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K. The 341-page release...more

Apple’s Conflict Minerals Smelters Nearly 100% Audited

Apple has filed its Form SD for the year ended December 31, 2015. It includes this disclosure: The combination of training, public reporting and a ticking clock drove the number from 82 smelters and refiners...more

PCAOB Adopts Audit Engagement Partner Disclosure

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On December 15, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) continued its pursuit of providing investors with improved audit transparency and audit accountability by adopting new rules requiring auditors to...more

PCAOB’s New Audit Disclosure Rule

Earlier this month the PCAOB adopted rules requiring audit firms to disclose the names of each audit partner and certain information regarding other audit firms participating in each audit. The new rules are subject to SEC...more

Update: eDisclosure is Open for Business, December 2015

by Dickinson Wright on

EPA just announced that its eDisclosure system for reporting environmental audit disclosures and corrections is open for business as of December 9, 2015. Entities who register to file with EPA’s Central Data Exchange will now...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In a burst of post-Labor Day energy, the SEC filed a number of significant actions. Those include a series of actions arising out of the audit failure by BDO; actions centered on a financial fraud at an on-line lender; cases...more

Employee Benefits Alert - August 2015

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Retirement Plans - IRS Issues Guidance on Benefit Suspension Voting under MPRA - As we have written in prior alerts, the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) permits trustees of financially troubled...more

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