SEC Hearings, Day Three: Schedule of Witnesses

Schedule of Witnesses for Public Hearing on Auditor Independence

Schedule of Appearances
Public Hearing
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Securities & Exchange Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, in connection with its proposed rule amendments regarding auditor independence.

The hearing will take place in Washington, D.C.

The following is a schedule of appearances for the hearing:

8:30 a.m.: Chairman's and Commissioners' Opening Remarks
Morning Session

8:45 a.m.: Panel 1
Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum, on behalf of
Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Action and Public Citizen
Bill Patterson, Director of the Office of Investment, AFL-CIO
Frank Torres, Legislative Counsel, Consumer Union

9:30 a.m.: Panel 2
Richard Blumenthal,
Attorney General of Connecticut

9:45 a.m.: Panel 3
William D. Travis, Managing Partner, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Wayne A. Kolins, National Director of Assurance, BDO Seidman, LLP

10:15 a.m.: Panel 4
Wanda Lorenz, Litigation Support Consultant,
Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLP
Howard M. Schilit, President,
Center for Financial Research & Analysis, Inc.

10:45 a.m.: Panel 5
Philip A. Laskawy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young, LLP
James J. Schiro, Chief Executive Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

11:45 a.m.: Panel 6
Mauricio Kohn, Principal, Kohn Financial Consulting,
Representing Association for Investment Management and Research
Thomas M. Rowland, Senior Vice President, Fund Business Management Group, Capital Research and Management Company

12:15 pm: Lunch Break
Afternoon Session

1:00 pm: Panel 1
Clarence E. Lockett, Corporate Controller, Johnson & Johnson
James W. Barge, Controller, Time Warner, Inc.,
Robert L. Ryan, Chief Financial Officer, Medtronic, Inc.

1:45 pm: Panel 2
John J. Costello, Senior Director of Litigation, Gursey, Schneider & Co., LLP
Stuart M. Grant, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A.

2:15 pm: Panel 3
Douglas Scrivner, General Counsel, Andersen Consulting

2:30 pm: Panel 4
Joseph F. Berardino, Managing Partner, North America Assurance and Business Advisory Practice, Arthur Andersen, LLP
James E. Copeland, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

3:30 pm: Panel 5
Harvey Golub, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express Company

3:45 pm: Panel 6
William Baker, Michael Daggett, Arizona State Board of Accountancy
Michael Conaway, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Thomas J. Sadler, Washington State Board of Accountancy
Ronald Nielsen, Kathleen Chapman, Iowa Accountancy Examining Board

4:45 p.m.: Panel 7
Roderick M. Hills, Founder and Partner, Hills & Stern
Charles C. Cox, Senior Vice President, Lexecon Inc.

5:15 p.m.: Panel 8
Philip D. Ameen, Chair, Committee on Corporate Reporting,
Philip B Livingston, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Roger W. Trupin, FEI-CCR SEC Subcommittee Chair,
Financial Executive Institute
Paul Koren, Partner, Goldstein, Golub & Kessler

5:45 p.m.: Panel 9
William R. Kinney, Jr., Professor, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Joseph F. Long, President, Passavant Hospital Foundation
Frank Tirelli, Chief Operating Officer, MyCFO, Inc.

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