In the firm’s first court appearance since being indicted of criminal charges for obstructing justice last week, Andersen challenged the US government to prove its case, just days after claiming the indictment of the whole firm as unfair.
The plea was not surprising, as it is the only move the firm could have made to fend off possible prison sentences for so far un-named senior executives.
The maximum sentences for executives is a five-year prison sentence and a $500,000 fine (£350,000). The next hearing will take place on 20 May, with the firm desperate to clear its name as soon as possible before it suffers a mass exodus of clients, people and even national practices.
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group