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Barbara B. Hannigan

Barbara B. Hannigan

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Ethics Officer and Senior Compliance Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Barbara B. Hannigan is the ethics officer and senior compliance counsel. She oversees the PCAOB's ethics program and advises Board members and staff on matters concerning the Board's Ethics Code. Prior to joining the Board in 2004, Ms. Hannigan spent 17 years at the Securities and Exchange Commission, holding several legal positions, including SEC ethics counsel and designated agency ethics official.

As the senior SEC ethics lawyer, Ms. Hannigan managed the SEC Ethics Office within the Office of the General Counsel, and was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Commission's ethics program. She also counseled the Commissioners and staff on a wide range of ethics issues arising under federal conflict-of-interest statutes, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, and the SEC Conduct Regulation. She was responsible for advising and assisting presidential nominees to the SEC during the nomination process.

Before her SEC career, Ms. Hannigan was an associate with the Washington law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge.

She earned a B.A., magna cum laude, and an M.A. in english from Georgetown University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from The American University Washington College of Law.

Barbara B. Hannigan is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethical Issues that Arise When Working with Government Agencies                                                          , Monday, May 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethical Issues that Arise When Working with Government Agencies                                                           - Ethical Issues that Arise When Working with Government Agencies                                                          , Monday, May 14, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethical Issues that Arise When Working with Government Agencies                                                           - Ethical Issues that Arise When Working with Government Agencies                                                          , Monday, May 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, New York, NY
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