Vedder Price

Accounting Firms Vedder Service

We routinely provide sophisticated, practical and effective approaches to the unique and heightened legal, regulatory and compliance issues facing accounting firms

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing accounting and auditing firms and professionals in compliance matters, investigations, and disciplinary and enforcement proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, PCAOB, state licensing authorities, and professional accounting associations. These skills have provide particularly valuable to accounting firms and professionals in this era of heightened scrutiny of the profession.

Recent Experience

  • Represented accounting firm in an SEC investigation concerning adequacy of audits performed
  • Represented accounting firm in an SEC investigation concerning independence issues
  • Successfully represented accounting professionals in an SEC investigation involving allegations of a deficient audit and potential suspension under Rule 102(e) of the SEC’s Rules of Practice
  • Successfully represented an accounting firm in responding to an SEC request for documents located in foreign jurisdictions, including China
  • Successfully represented an accounting firm and several of its principals and professionals in a PCAOB investigation concerning adequacy of the firm’s audit documentation and related procedures under Auditing Standard No. 3
  • Routinely represent several accounting and auditing firms in responding to subpoenas issued by the SEC or other government agencies