David Boies – who is best known for his victory as government attorney in the Microsoft anti-trust case – is nicknamed ‘Jaws’ for the way he tears into witnesses.
The SEC wants to ban auditors from offering clients consultancy and legal services to prevent so-called conflicts of interest.
Last week, Big Five firm KPMG said it would ‘seek to put pressure on the SEC’ by lobbying with the UK government and the European Commission.
On Wednesday, the SEC will hold a public hearing in Washington in connection with its proposed rule amendments regarding auditor independence. Andersens, KPMG and Deloitte & Touche will all be represented.
The second largest improvement in ‘significant’ levels of financial distress since the EU Referendum was in professional services, found research from Begbies Traynor
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.