Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society
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November 15, 2017

Deloitte Fireside Chat
Evolving Role of the Auditor


Featuring moderator Tom Davenport, Professor, Babson College, along with Dan Sunderland, Chief Auditor, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Will Bible, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

A.A. Sommer, Jr. and Harold Williams, November 1977



Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission April 18, 1977 - March 1, 1981

"As each of us - securities professionals, corporate executives, investors, government regulators, and private citizens - struggles with the challenges facing the securities industry, it is key that we bear in mind the role which those markets play as an element in our overall social fabric. In our economy, the securities markets serve as the vehicle through which capital is channeled from private hands into what are, ultimately, national priorities - the creation of jobs, the provision of equipment and facilities necessary to produce the goods and services which define our standard of living, and the assurance of economic security for our citizens. In that sense, it is not an overstatement to say that the securities markets are at the heart of our society."

- Harold M. Williams (Address to the Securities Industry Association, December 1, 1977)

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Oral History

Larry Harris (recorded September 6)

Bill Lupien (recorded September 12)

Morgan Lewis Presents 2017

September 28 2017
Understanding Cybersecurity Regulation - Perspectives from Federal and State Regulators

Moderator: Joel Reidenberg. Presenters: Meredith Cross, Susan Axelrod, Michael Pieciak

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15th Anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

July 30, 2012 The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: The First Decade: Michael Oxley, Mark Beasley and Paul Sarbanes

July 30, 2017 marked the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), legislation responding to high-profile financial scandals in several major public companies.

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