PCAOB Enforcement Actions Decline As Board Faces Change

By Robert Cox (February 13, 2019, 3:46 PM EST) -- After years of steadily increasing numbers of disciplinary orders made public by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, last year saw a 63 percent drop in settled orders. In 2018, the PCAOB made 20 settled orders public, compared with 54 settled orders made public in 2017 and 54 settled orders made public in 2016. Five adjudicated matters were posted in 2018 compared with one matter in 2017.

The PCAOB's decline in settled orders is consistent with a trend at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which saw a 20 percent decline in enforcement actions involving accountants in 2017 (40 actions in...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!