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James R. Doty

James R. Doty

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Washington, DC, USA

James R. Doty is the Chairman of the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the independent regulator of the auditors of all public companies that trade on U.S. exchanges, as well as all U.S. broker-dealer auditors.

Previously, Chairman Doty served as General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  In that role, Mr. Doty advised the Commission on matters of law and regulatory policy related to the Commission’s oversight of U.S. securities markets, including initiatives in the context of the globalization of capital markets, policies in the wake of the savings-and-loan crisis, international technical assistance and coordination efforts, and adoption of the Remedies Act of 1990. 

Prior to and following his SEC service, Mr. Doty was a partner at the law firm of Baker Botts LLP, which he first joined in 1969.  Mr. Doty was presented the 2011 Statesman Award by the Foreign Policy Association.  Mr. Doty was raised in Houston, Texas.  He earned a B.A. in History from Rice University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England.  He also received a M.A. in History from Harvard University before getting an L.L.B. from Yale Law School.


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