Commission and PCAOB Announce Panelists for May 10th Roundtable on Second-Year Experiences with Internal Control Reporting and Auditing Provisions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Discussions to be Webcast in Real Time
Washington, D.C., May 1, 2006 — The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced today the panelists for the upcoming roundtable on second-year experiences with the reporting and auditing requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 related to companies’ internal control over financial reporting. The roundtable will feature a broad range of stakeholders involved with internal control reporting including issuers, auditors, investors, and other interested parties.
The roundtable will address a number of topics, including (1) overview of the second year; (2) management’s evaluation and assessment; (3) the audit of internal control over financial reporting; (4) the effect on the market; and (5) next steps.
The roundtable is scheduled to take place on May 10, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., E.D.T., at Commission headquarters, 100 F Street N.E., Washington, D.C., and will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m., E.D.T. Visitors will be subject to security checks.
Real time and archived audio and video webcasts will be accessible at http://www.sec.gov/news/otherwebcasts.shtml.
Materials related to the roundtable - including the day's agenda, a briefing paper, and materials submitted in connection with the discussions are accessible at http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/soxcomp.htm.
Panelists will include:
- Philip D. Ameen, General Electric Company
- The Honorable Charles A. Bowsher, Former Comptroller General of the United States
- Frank H. Brod, Microsoft Corporation
- William J. Brunner, First Indiana Corporation
- The Honorable Mary K. Bush, Bush International, Inc.
- H. Rodgin Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- J. Michael Cook, Audit committee chair/member, various companies
- Colleen Cunningham, Financial Executives International
- Nick S. Cyprus, Member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission
- Alex Davern, National Instruments
- Robert W. Davis, CA, Inc.
- Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr., PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
- Lisa A. Flavin, Emerson Electric Co.
- Timothy P. Flynn, KPMG LLP
- The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin, Board member, various companies
- Kimberly Parker Gavaletz, Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Susan C. Gordon, CBS Corporation
- The Honorable Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School
- Keith E. Holmberg, British Petroleum
- Michele J. Hooper, The Directors' Council
- Jay Howell, BDO Seidman LLP
- John J. Huber, Latham & Watkins LLP
- Dennis A. Johnson, California Public Employees' Retirement System
- Gregory J. Jonas, Moody's Investors Service
- Leo L. Kessel, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Robert J. Kueppers, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
- Lee Level, Computer Sciences Corporation
- Peter D. Lyons, Shearman & Sterling LLP
- Michael J. McConnell, Shamrock Capital Advisors
- Peter F. Minan, KPMG LLP
- Edward E. Nusbaum, Grant Thornton LLP
- Robert C. Pozen, MFS Investment Management
- Monte N. Redman, Astoria Financial Corporation and Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association
- Bruce A. Renihan, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
- Kurt N. Schacht, Centre for Financial Market Integrity of CFA Institute
- Stephen A. Sherwin, Cell Genesys, Inc.
- Damon A. Silvers, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
- Garrett L. Stauffer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Shelley S. Stein, Grant Thornton LLP
- Tom Szlosek, Honeywell International Inc.
- Dr. Albert M. Teplin, Audit committee chair/member, various companies
- John A. Thain, NYSE Group, Inc.
- James S. Turley, Ernst & Young
- Richard G. Ueltschy, Crowe Chizek & Company L.L.P.
- The Honorable David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States
- David P. Warren, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
- Karen Hastie Williams, Board member, various companies
- Ann Yerger, Council of Institutional Investors
For additional information, please contact John Heine, SEC Office of Public Affairs, at 202-551-4123.