Top challenges for audit committees, SEC enforcement, Washington outlook, special investigations, and investor dialogue

Board and committee effectiveness, Boards and General Management, Board risk oversight, Corporate and board regulatory matters, Investor perspectives on public companies

Audit Committee Leadership Network, November 2022

On November 10-11, 2022, the Audit Committee Leadership Network (ACLN) met in Washington, DC to discuss:

  • Top challenges for audit committees, a members-only discussion

  • SEC update and enforcement discussion with Elad Roisman, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and former commissioner and acting chair, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or “Commission”); and Jennifer Leete, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and former associate director, division of enforcement, SEC

  • Washington outlook:

    • PCAOB update with Steven Jacobs, EY Americas director of SEC regulatory matters and capital markets leader

    • Midterm election implications with Ray Beeman, EY principal and leader, Washington Council

  • The audit committee’s role in special investigations with Sally Yates, partner at King & Spalding and former deputy attorney general and acting attorney general at the US Department of Justice (DOJ)

  • Investor and audit chair dialogue with Wellington Management’s Yolanda Courtines, senior managing director, portfolio manager, and chair of the Investment Stewardship Committee, and Carolina San Martin, managing director and director, ESG Research

Forthcoming ViewPoints will provide additional detail on the sessions discussing top challenges for audit committees and special investigations.