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Securities and Corporate Governance Update – November 2017

by Bryan Cave on

Planning for the 2018 Proxy Season - There are number of important considerations that public companies should be aware of as they begin preparing for the 2018 proxy season, including potential changes in law, pay ratio...more

CAQ Report Shows ‘Encouraging’ Trends in Voluntary, Enhanced Audit Committee Disclosures

by WilmerHale on

The Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics recently released their 2017 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer. As in past years, the 2017 report “illustrates the continuing positive trend of audit committees...more

New SEC Guidance on Safeguards to Protect Information Delivered to Holders of Securities Issued under Compensation Plans

On Nov. 6, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) provided guidance on the use of safeguards to protect financial statements and other sensitive information delivered to holders of securities issued under...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter (Ukrainian) - November 2017

by Dentons on

Implementation of the provisions set out in the Law will result in enhanced quality of the financial statements in Ukraine and will ensure the performance of Ukraine’s obligations pursuant to the Ukraine–European Union...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter - November 2017

by Dentons on

The President of Ukraine signed the Law “On Introduction of Amendments into the Law of Ukraine ‘On Accounting and Financial Statements in Ukraine’ in Connection with the Improvement of Certain Provisions.” Implementation...more

Blockchain Week in Review – October #8

by Perkins Coie on

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more

The Case Against Do-It-Yourself Tax Returns: You Don't Know What You Don't Know

In an effort to comply with the increasing complexity of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and the regulations promulgated thereunder, many taxpayers are looking to tax preparation software for assistance in preparing...more

SEC Approves New PCAOB Auditing Report Standard

On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) unanimously approved (the “Approval Release”) the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) proposal to adopt a new auditing standard, AS 3101,...more

SEC Approves New PCAOB Standard

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Recently, the SEC approved the PCAOB’s new auditor reporting standard, AS 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of Financial Statements When the Auditor Expresses an Unqualified Opinion. Hailed as the most significant change...more

PCAOB Rules to Require Reporting of Critical Audit Matters and Enhanced Details in Public Company Audit Reports

Auditors of public companies will be required to move beyond a simple “pass or fail” opinion and include significant new information in audit reports under rules proposed this year by the Public Company Accounting Oversight...more

The New Auditor Reporting Standards

Late last month, the SEC approved the new auditing standards adopted by the PCAOB back in June, which substantially modify the content of the auditor’s report. They also raise various concerns that public companies and the...more

Ninth Circuit Trims PSLRA Safe Harbor’s Protection for Forward-Looking Statements

by Perkins Coie on

A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, In re Quality Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation, 865 F.3d 1130 (9th Cir. 2017), cut back on the protections afforded by the safe-harbor provision of the...more

Sec Approves New Audit Reporting Standard Requiring Auditors to Disclose More Detailed Information Learned During the Audit

On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) proposal to adopt a new auditing standard, AS 3101....more

GASB 77 - What Is It, And How Can We Prepare?

What is GASB 77 and why does it exist? GASB 77 is an accounting pronouncement applicable to the financial statements of state and local governments. In order for their financial statements to be prepared in accordance with...more

SEC Approves Expanded Auditor’s Report

For better or worse, auditors' reports at public companies are going to become more interesting. How this will impact interactions between auditors, companies, audit committees and shareholders is not yet clear. ...more

SEC Approves Enhanced Auditor Reporting Model

by WilmerHale on

On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s revised auditing standard, AS 3101, governing the contents and form of the audit report. As noted by SEC...more

SEC Approves PCAOB’s New Audit Report Standard to Enhance the Relevance of the Auditor’s Report to Investors and Other Market...

by White & Case LLP on

On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") unanimously approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's ("PCAOB") proposal to adopt a new auditing standard, AS 3101, The Auditor's Report on an...more

SEC Approves PCAOB's New Rules on Auditor Reports

by Bracewell LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) proposed Auditing Standard 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of Financial Statements When the Auditor Expresses...more

SEC Approves New Standards for Independent Auditors

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Monday that it will now require publicly traded companies to disclose remarks or inquiries made by independent auditors regarding critical audit matters....more

SEC Approves PCAOB’s Changes to Audit Reports

The SEC has approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) new standard for audit reports on public company financial statements. The new auditor reporting standard will require more information about the...more

SEC Approves PCAOB's Changes to Audit Report Standard

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The SEC has approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's (PCAOB) new standard for audit reports on public company financial statements. The new auditor reporting standard will require more information about the...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

Audit Report Revamp Approved by SEC

by Locke Lord LLP on

On October 23, 2017, the SEC approved the adoption of AS 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of Financial Statements When the Auditor Expresses an Unqualified Opinion and related amendments to other auditing standards,...more

Communications With Auditors and Audit Committees May Change

by Carlton Fields on

The SEC has proposed for comment major revisions in the disclosures auditors are required to make in their reports on financial statements audited pursuant to Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards....more

Life Sciences Quarterly: A View From Washington: What to Expect From the SEC

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

What should we expect from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the status of new and existing initiatives by Congress and SEC policy, and how will it affect disclosure, governance and capital formation? In...more

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