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Division Speeches and Public Statements

This index lists recent speeches and other public statements by the Division Director and the staff of the Division, as well as certain others, beginning in 2005. These files will be updated on a periodic basis.

Recent Speeches and Statements

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Recent Speeches and Statements by the Division Director

Date Title Author
Mar. 8, 2012 Keynote Address at PLI - Eleventh Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, London, England Meredith B. Cross,
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Oct. 22, 2010 Remarks at the ABA Business Law Section, Delaware Business Law Forum, Wilmington, Delaware Meredith B. Cross,
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 21, 2008 Don’t Throw Out the Baby with the Bathwater, Keynote Address at the ABA Section of Business Law Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C. John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Oct. 21, 2008 Executive Compensation Disclosure: Observations on Year Two and a Look Forward to the Changing Landscape for 2009, The 3rd Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Sept. 18, 2008 Testimony Concerning Transparency in Accounting, Proposed Changes to Accounting for Off-Balance Sheet Entities, Before the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, and James L. Kroeker, Deputy Chief Accountant
Aug. 27, 2008 Roadmap for the Potential Use of Financial Statements Prepared in Accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards from U.S. Issuers, Opening Remarks Before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Conrad W. Hewitt, Chief Accountant, John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, and Paul M. Dudek, Chief, Office of International Corporation Finance, Division of Corporation Finance
Aug. 11, 2008 Corporation Finance in 2008 — A Year of Progress, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, New York, New York John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jun. 5, 2008 IFRS and U.S. Companies: A Look Ahead, Financial Executives International Global Financial Reporting Convergence Conference, New York, New York John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jan. 23, 2008 Corporation Finance in 2008 - A Focus on Financial Reporting, 35th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, San Diego, California John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jan. 14, 2008 Corporation Finance in 2008 International Initiatives, Remarks Before the PLI's Seventh Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, London, England John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 15, 2007 Acceptance of IFRS Financial Statements without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP, Opening Remarks before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Oct. 24, 2007 Testimony Concerning Globally Accepted Accounting Standards, Before the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Conrad W. Hewitt, Chief Accountant, and John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Oct. 9, 2007 Where’s the Analysis?, Tackling Your 2008 Compensation Disclosures: The 2nd Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference, San Francisco, California John W. White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Aug. 14, 2007 Corporation Finance in 2007 — An Interim Report, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, San Francisco, California John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jul. 25, 2007 Proposed Rule to Approve PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 5 and Rule Amendment to Define the Term "Significant Deficiency", Opening Remarks before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jun. 25, 2007 Drilling for Disclosure: The Powerful Tool of Interactive Data, AAPG/SPE International Multidisciplinary Reserves Conference, Washington, D.C.
Slide presentation (PDF)
John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jun. 5, 2007 Testimony Concerning Tax and Accounting Issues Related to Employee Stock Option Compensation, before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Washington, D.C. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
May 23, 2007 SEC's Proposed Interpretive Guidance to Management for Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Opening Remarks before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
May 3, 2007 Keeping the Promises of Leadership and Teamwork: The 2007 Proxy Season and Executive Compensation Disclosures, 27th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, Chicago, Illinois John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
May 2, 2007 Corporation Finance and the Foreign Private Issuer Community in 2007, Practising Law Institute Conference, "Foreign Issuers & the U.S. Securities Laws 2007: Strategies for the Changing Regulatory Environment", New York, New York John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Mar. 23, 2007 Seeing Down the Road: IFRS and the U.S. Capital Markets, NYSE/Brooklyn Law School Breakfast Roundtable, New York, New York John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Feb. 23, 2007 The Promise of Transparency — Corporation Finance in 2007, 29th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, Dallas, Texas John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jan. 15, 2007 Remarks before the Practising Law Institute Sixth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, London, England John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Oct. 12, 2006 Principles Matter: Related Person Transactions Disclosure and Disclosure Controls and Procedures, Remarks Before the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Newport, Rhode Island John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Oct. 3, 2006 Executive Compensation Disclosure and the Important Role of CFO's, Remarks Before the CFO Executive Board, New York, N.Y. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Sep. 25, 2006 An Expansive View of Teamwork: Directors, Management and the SEC, Practising Law Institute Fourth Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance, New York, N.Y. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Sep. 12, 2006 SOX 404 — Moving Forward, FAE/NYSSCPA Conference, New York, N.Y. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Sep. 11, 2006 The Principles Matter: Options Disclosure, Remarks before the Corporate Counsel Conference, Washington, D.C. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Sep. 6, 2006 Principles Matter, Remarks before the Practising Law Institute Conference, New York, N.Y. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
May 25, 2006 Section 404: The Need for Input, Washington, D.C. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Apr. 3, 2006 The Need to Know, Washington, D.C. John W. White
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 5, 2005 Remarks before the Practising Law Institute; Fifth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, by Alan L. Beller, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, London, England Alan L. Beller
Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Jan. 12, 2005 Investors, the Stock Market, and Sarbanes-Oxley's New Section 404 Requirements, by Alan L. Beller, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, New York, NY Alan L. Beller
Director, Division of Corporation Finance

Recent Speeches and Statements by Division Staff and Others

Date Title Author
Sep. 12, 2012 Slide Presentation (PDF): Update from the Division of Corporation Finance, 2012 AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions, Washington, DC Stephanie Ciboroski, Senior Assistant Chief Accountant and Mark Shannon, Associate Chief Accountant
Feb. 9, 2012 Slide Presentation (PDF): SEC Staff Review of Common Financial Reporting Issues Facing Smaller Issuers, PCAOB Forums on Auditing in the Small Business Environment Craig Olinger,
Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 7, 2011 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2011 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Gerald Laporte,
Chief, Office of Small Business Policy, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 7, 2011 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2011 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Craig Olinger,
Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 6, 2011 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2011 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Nili Shah and Craig Olinger,
Deputy Chief Accountants, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 8, 2010 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2010 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Craig Olinger, Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 7, 2010 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2010 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 6, 2010 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2010 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 2010 Slide Presentation (PDF): SEC Staff Review of Common Financial Reporting Issues Facing Smaller Issuers, PCAOB Forums on Auditing in the Small Business Environment Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 2010 Slide Presentation (PDF): Areas of Frequent Staff Comment Financial Institutions Stephanie L. Hunsaker, Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 8, 2009 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2009 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 7, 2009 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2009 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 6, 2009 Slide Presentation (PDF): Best Practices for Working with SEC Staff, 2009 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Angela Crane, Associate Chief Accountant, and Michael Stehlik, Staff Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 2009 Slide Presentation (PDF): SEC Staff Review of Common Financial Reporting Issues Facing Smaller Issuers, PCAOB Forums on Auditing in the Small Business Environment Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 9, 2009 Executive Compensation Disclosure: Observations on the 2009 Proxy Season and Expectations for 2010, 4th Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference, San Francisco, California Shelley Parratt, Deputy Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Sep. 17, 2009 Division Statement (re: Credit Ratings Disclosure) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Blair Petrillo, Special Counsel, Office of Rulemaking, Division of Corporation Finance
Jul. 1, 2009 Division Statement (re: Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation of TARP Recipients) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. John Harrington, Attorney-Adviser, Division of Corporation Finance
Jul. 1, 2009 Division Statement (re: Proxy Disclosure and Solicitation Enhancements) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Sean Harrison, Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
May 20, 2009 Division Statement (re: Facilitating Shareholder Director Nominees) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Lillian Brown, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 17, 2008 Division Statement (re: Interactive Data to Improve Financial Reporting) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Mark W. Green, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 10, 2008 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2008 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Craig Olinger, Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 9, 2008 Slide Presentation (PDF): Remarks before the 2008 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 17, 2008 Slide Presentation (PDF): SEC Staff Review of Common Financial Reporting Issues Facing Smaller Issuers, PCAOB Forums on Auditing in the Small Business Environment Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Aug. 27, 2008 Division Statement (re: Commission Guidance and Revisions to the Cross-Border Tender Offer, Exchange Offer, Rights Offerings, and Business Combination Rules and Beneficial Ownership Reporting Rules for Certain Foreign Institutions) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Christina Chalk, Senior Special Counsel, Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, Division of Corporation Finance
Aug. 27, 2008 Division Statement (re: Exemption from Registration Under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for Foreign Private Issuers) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Elliot B. Staffin, Special Counsel, Office of International Corporation Finance, Division of Corporation Finance
Aug. 27, 2008 Division Statement (re: Foreign Issuer Reporting Enhancements) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Felicia H. Kung, Senior Special Counsel, Office of International Corporation Finance, Division of Corporation Finance
Jul. 30, 2008 Division Statement (re: Commission Guidance on the Use of Company Web Sites) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Kim McManus, Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Jun. 25, 2008 Division Statement (re: Credit Ratings) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Steven Hearne, Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
May 14, 2008 Division Statement (re: Interactive Data to Improve Financial Reporting) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. James Lopez, Legal Branch Chief, Division of Corporation Finance
Feb. 13, 2008 Division Statement (re: Exemption from Registration Under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for Foreign Private Issuers and Foreign Issuer Reporting Enhancements) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Elliot B. Staffin, Special Counsel, and Felicia H. Kung, Senior Special Counsel, Office of International Corporation Finance, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 11, 2007 Division Statement (re: Revisions to the Eligibility Requirements of Forms S-3 and F-3) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Daniel Greenspan, Special Counsel, Office of Rulemaking, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 11, 2007 Division Statement (re: Electronic Filing and Revision of Form D) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Corey A. Jennings, Attorney-Advisor, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 11, 2007 Division Statement (re: Oil and Gas Concept Release) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Mellissa Campbell Duru, Attorney-Advisor, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 11, 2007 Remarks before the 2007 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C.
Slide presentation (PDF)
Todd E. Hardiman, Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 11, 2007 Remarks before the 2007 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C.
Slide presentation (PDF)
Stephanie L. Hunsaker, Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 11, 2007 Remarks before the 2007 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C.
Slide presentation (PDF)
Steven C. Jacobs, Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 11, 2007 Remarks before the 2007 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C.
Slide presentation (PDF)
Joel K. Levine, Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 28, 2007 Division Statement (re: Electronic Shareholder Forums) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Tamara Brightwell, Senior Special Counsel to the Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 28, 2007 Division Statement (re: Shareholder Proposals Relating to the Election of Directors) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Lillian C. Brown, Senior Special Counsel to the Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 15, 2007 Division Statement (re: Acceptance of IFRS Financial Statements without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Michael D. Coco, Special Counsel, Office of International Corporate Finance, Division of Corporation Finance
Nov. 15, 2007 Opening Remarks (re: Acceptance of IFRS Financial Statements without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Conrad Hewitt, Chief Accountant
Nov. 15, 2007 Opening Remarks (re: Acceptance of IFRS Financial Statements without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Katrina A. Kimpel, Professional Accounting Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant
Nov. 15, 2007 Division Statement (re: Smaller Reporting Company Regulatory Relief and Simplification; Revisions to Securities Act Rules 144 and 145 to Shorten Holding Periods; and Exemption of Compensatory Employee Stock Options from Registration Under Exchange Act Section 12(g)) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Johanna Vega Losert, Attorney-Advisor, Division of Corporation Finance
Jul. 25, 2007 Opening Remarks (re: Concept Release on Allowing U.S. Issuers to Prepare Financial Statements under IFRS) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Katrina Kimpel
Professional Accounting Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant
Jul. 25, 2007 Division Statement (re: Shareholder Proposals) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Lillian C. Brown
Senior Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Jun. 20, 2007 Division Statement (re: Acceptance from Foreign Private Issuers of Financial Statements Prepared in Accordance with IFRS without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Michael D. Coco
Special Counsel, Office of International Corporate Finance, Division of Corporation Finance
Jun. 20, 2007 Division Statement (re: Shareholder Choice Regarding Proxy Materials) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Raymond A. Be
Special Counsel, Office of Rulemaking, Division of Corporation Finance
May 23, 2007 Division Statement (re: Smaller Reporting Company Regulatory Relief and Simplification; Revisions to the Eligibility Requirements for Primary Offerings on Forms S-3 and F-3; Exemption of Compensatory Employee Stock Options from Registration Under Exchange Act Section 12(g); Revisions to in Regulation D; Electronic Filing and Simplification of Form D; and Revisions to Securities Act Rules 144 and 145 to Shorten Holding Periods) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Kevin M. O'Neill, Anthony G. Barone and Katherine W. Hsu
Special Counsels, Division of Corporation Finance
Mar. 21, 2007 Division Statement (re: Termination of a Foreign Private Issuer's Registration of a Class of Securities under the Exchange Act) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Elliot Staffin
Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 13, 2006 Division Statement (re: Electronic Proxy Release) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Raymond A. Be
Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 13, 2006 Division Statement (re: Termination of a Foreign Private Issuer's Registration of a Class of Securities under the Exchange Act) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Elliot Staffin
Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 13, 2006 Remarks Before the 2006 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Sondra L. Stokes
Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 12, 2006 Remarks Before the 2006 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Louise M. Dorsey
Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 12, 2006 Remarks Before the 2006 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C.
See also:
PowerPoint presentation
Todd E. Hardiman
Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 12, 2006 Remarks before the 2006 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Stephanie L. Hunsaker
Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 12, 2006 Remarks before the 2006 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Leslie A. Overton
Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Oct. 18, 2006 Division Statement (re: Changes to the Tender Offer Best-Price Rule) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Mara L. Ransom
Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Jul. 26, 2006 Division Statement (re: Executive Compensation and Related Person Disclosure) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Daniel Greenspan
Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 6, 2005 Remarks before the 2005 Thirty-Third AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C.
See also: PowerPoint presentation
Joel Levine
Associate Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Dec. 5, 2005 Remarks Before the 2005 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Washington, D.C. Carol A. Stacey
Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Jun. 29, 2005 Division Statement (re: Securities Offering Reform) before the Commission Open Meeting, Washington, D.C. Amy Starr
Senior Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance

 

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Modified: 09/21/2012