Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society


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November 18, 2021

The Commission’s Advocates: Ferber, Gonson, Stillman, and the SEC Solicitor’s Office

Moderator: Dr. Kenneth Durr
Presenter(s): David M. Becker; Michael A. Conley; Daniel L. Goelzer; Harvey L. Pitt On November 18, 2021 the SEC Historical Society conducted a live broadcast on the evolution of the SEC Solicitor’s Office, focusing especially on the careers of the Commission’s first three Solicitors: David Ferber (Solicitor from 1964 – 1980), Paul Gonson (Solicitor from 1980 – 1999), and Jacob H. Stillman (Solicitor from 1999 – 2014).
October 12, 2021

Morgan Lewis Presents 2021: A Decade of Enforcement Specialization

Moderator: Jeff Boujoukos, Morgan Lewis partner and former Regional Director of the SEC’s Philadelphia Office
Presenter(s): ): LeeAnn G. Gaunt, Chief, Municipal Securities and Public Pensions Unit; Joseph G. Sansone, Chief, Market Abuse Unit; Kristina Littman, Chief, Cybersecurity Unit; Adam S. Aderton, Co-Chief, Asset Management Unit; C. Dabney O’Riordon, Co-Chief, Asset Management Unit; Osman Nawaz, Acting Chief, Complex Financial Instruments Unit; Charles Cain, Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Unit
This program is made possible with the support of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP.
September 20, 2021

September 11 - 20 Years Later: A Lesson in Crisis Leadership

Moderator: David M. Becker
Presenter(s): Harvey L. Pitt, Wayne M. Carlin, Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Annette L. Nazareth, Director
This program is presented jointly by the Historical Society and the Association of SEC Alumni (ASECA)
September 1, 2021

Financial Reporting: A View from the SEC's Chief Accountant

Moderator: David M. Lynn (Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP and former Chief Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance)
Presenter(s): Paul A. Beswick, EY Americas IFRS Leader and former SEC Chief Accountant Paul Munter, acting SEC Chief Accountant and former SEC Deputy Chief Accountant Joseph B Ucuzoglu, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte US and former Senior Advisor to the SEC Chief Accountant. A special program that explores the SEC’s role in the development of financial reporting requirements and accounting standards with several of the Commission’s Chief Accountants and individuals who served in the Office of the Chief Accountant (“OCA”). The program provides perspectives on serving in OCA at the SEC and explores the important role that the office plays in the regulation of financial reporting, accounting standards and auditor independence.
This program is made possible through the generous support of Deloitte & Touche LLP
July 22, 2021

Master Class: Lessons in Building a Practice

Moderator: Jina Choi, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP and former Director of SEC’s San Francisco’s Regional Office
Presenter(s): Joan McKown, Partner, Jones Day and former Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; Susan Resley, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and former Enforcement Attorney in the SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office; Linda Thomsen, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell and former Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; Shirli Weiss, Retired Partner, DLA Piper.
Webinar in Partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society and the Association of SEC Alumni (ASECA)
Courtesy of Morrison & Foerster
March 2, 2021

Standing Up the PCAOB: A Discussion with PCAOB's Founding Board Members and Audit Profession

Presenter(s): Four founding PCAOB board members provided a first-hand understanding of the the early history of the PCAOB, at this live broadcast hosted by the Society on March 2, 2021. They discuss the challenges and opportunities they faced in standing up a new regulatory entity required under the Sarbanes Oxley Act; and leaders of the auditing profession during early implementation of the Act discussed the issues their firms and the profession as a whole faced in transitioning to a new regulatory regime.
This program and related gallery on the PCAOB are made possible through the generous support of the Center for Audit Quality and its member firms, including: BDO USA, Crowe LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, EY, Grant Thornton LLP, KPMG LLP, PwC, RSM US LLP.

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