A former Senate banking committee staff member, Steven Harris, has been
appointed to USA’s Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), created by
the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which he helped draft.
Christopher Cox, USA’s
Exchange Commission chairman, said in a press release SEC had unanimously
agreed on Harris’s appointment to fill the opening created when founding PCAOB
member Kayla Gillan stepped down last September.
Harris said he looked forward to working with his colleagues at the PCAOB to
protect the interest of investors in US markets.
Harris is currently senior vice president and special counsel for APCO
Worldwide, where he advises clients on matters relating to financial
transactions, corporate governance, crisis management, investigations, foreign
investment, trade promotion, and government affairs.
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