James R. Doty led the PCAOB from 2011 to 2018. His tenure began shortly after the PCAOB withstood a constitutional challenge to its existence and in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Under his leadership, the PCAOB expanded the international reach of its inspection program through co-operative agreements with foreign regulators, the auditor’s reporting model was enhanced to provide more information to investors, and information about the engagement partner and other firms involved in audits are now required to be disclosed. Doty also brought economic analysis to bear on the PCAOB’s standard-setting process. Before Doty was appointed to the PCAOB, he was a Rhodes Scholar, a graduate of Yale Law School, a partner in the international law firm of Baker Botts, and General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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