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John W. White

John W. White

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


John W. White is a partner in Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP's Corporate Department and serves as Chair of its Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice. From 2006 through 2008, he served as Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which oversees disclosure and reporting by public companies in the United States.

During his over 25 years as a partner at Cravath, John has focused his practice on representing public companies on a wide variety of matters including corporate governance matters, public reporting and disclosure obligations, public financings and restatements and other financial crises.

John is a member of the Standing Advisory Group (SAG), which advises the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He has also served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which advises the Financial
Accounting Standard Board (FASB). He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Audit Committee of both the Practising Law Institute and the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society. He served three years on the New York Stock
Exchange's Legal Advisory Committee, four years as Chairman of the Securities Regulation Institute and five years as Co-chair of PLI's Annual Institute on Securities Regulation.

John was selected in 2014 and 2015 by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of 100 "most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community".
 
John W. White is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment What’s New in Accounting and Financial Reporting? - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Accounting and Auditing Developments for 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know! - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Wednesday, February 07, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Mercedes Erickson, Audit Analytics, A Century of Opinions: Companies with Auditor Tenure Over 100 Years (January 20, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
PwC, 10 Minutes on the New US Lease Standard (August 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wesley R. Bricker, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC, Remarks Before the 2016 Baruch College Financial Reporting Conference (May 5, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Joey Bonaldi, Audit Analytics, SEC Comment Letters, A Six Year Trend (June 13, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
FASB ASC 450-20 - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Stericycle Inc., Comment Chain - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Mary Jo White, Chair, SEC, Keynote Address, International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference: Focusing the Lens of Disclosure to Set the Path Forward on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and Sustainability (June 27, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Olga Usvyatsky and Derryck Coleman, Audit Analytics, Six Months to New Revenue Standard Deadline (June 8, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
John Althoff, Chip Currie and Edward Lee, PwC, In Depth, No. US2016-07, The FASB’s New Financial Instruments Impairment Model (July 11, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Derryck Coleman and Mercedes Erickson, Audit Analytics, A Look at Non-GAAP Reporting after New SEC Guidance (January 5, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Center for Audit Quality, Preparing for the New Revenue Recognition Standard (December 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
PwC, Impacts of the New Leasing Standard—Beyond Accounting (November 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Brett Cohen and Bill Coffey, PwC, In Brief, No. US2016-21, FASB Proposes Technical Corrections to the New Revenue Standard (May 19, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Olga Usvyatsky, Audit Analytics, SEC Comment Letters, Early Returns (January 3, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC Litigation Release No. 23639, SEC Charges RPM International Inc. and its General Counsel for Disclosure and Accounting Failures (September 9, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
FASB Master Glossary—Loss Contingency (Definition) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Improving the Transparency of Audits: Rules to Require Disclosure of Certain Audit Participants on a New PCAOB Form and Related Amendments to Auditing Standards, PCAOB Release No. 2015-008, PCAOB Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 029 (December 15, 2015) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wesley R. Bricker, Chief Accountant, SEC, Keynote Address Before the 2016 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Working Together to Advance High Quality Information in the Capital Markets (December 5, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Patrick Higgins and Kevin Garry, PwC, In Brief, No. US2016-22, SEC Updates Interpretive Guidance on Non-GAAP Financial Measures (May 19, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Center for Audit Quality, Form AP, Auditor Reporting of Certain Audit Participants (June 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Joey Bonaldi, Audit Analytics, Update on “SEC Comment Letters: A Five Year Trend” (2015) (August 1, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
John Bishop, Ashima Jain and Chad Soares, PwC, In Depth, No. US2016-02, The Leasing Standard, A Comprehensive Look at the New Model and Its Impact (March 2, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wesley R. Bricker, Deputy Chief Accountant, SEC, Remarks Before the 35th Annual SEC and Financial Reporting Institute Conference (June 9, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
John Althoff, Chip Currie, Jeffrey Joseph and Michael Kelly, PwC, In Depth, No. US2016-01, New Guidance on Recognition and Measurement to Impact Financial Instruments (January 29, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Press Release, No. 2017-19, General Motors Charged with Accounting Control Failures (January 18, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Mary Jo White, Chair, SEC, Keynote Address at the 2015 AICPA National Conference: “Maintaining High-Quality, Reliable Financial Reporting: A Shared and Weighty Responsibility” (December 9, 2015) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Olga Usvyatsky and Derryck Coleman, Audit Analytics, Early Adoption of ASC 606: First Glance (December 22, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Brian Staniszewski, Professional Accounting Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC, Remarks Before the 2016 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments (December 5, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Center for Audit Quality, Non-GAAP Financial Measures, Continuing the Conversation (December 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
PwC, Point of View, Preparing for the New Revenue Standard—Are You Ready? (December 2015) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Complaint, SEC v. RPM Int’l Inc., No. 1:16-cv-01803 (D.D.C. Sept. 9, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Updated Non-GAAP CDIs (May 17, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Marc Panucci and Randy Hoppe, PwC, In Brief, No. US2015-43, PCAOB Adopts Final Rules to Disclose Name of Partner and Others on New Form (December 18, 2015) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Jessica McKeon, Audit Analytics, SEC Comment Letters, A Look at Top Issues in 2016 (December 12, 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wesley R. Bricker, Chief Accountant, SEC, Remarks Before the Annual Life Sciences Accounting & Reporting Congress: “Advancing Effective Internal Control and Credible Financial Reporting” (March 21, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Order Instituting Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings and Imposing a Cease-and-Desist Order, In re General Motors Company, Exchange Act Release No. 79825 (SEC Jan. 18, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Center for Audit Quality, Questions on Non-GAAP Measures: A Tool for Audit Committees (June 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
PwC, Financial Statement Presentation, Chapter 23: Commitments, Contingencies, and Guarantees - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
PCAOB, Fact Sheet: Disclosure of Engagement Partner and Certain Other Participants on New PCAOB Form AP - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Sylvia E. Alicea, Professional Accounting Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC, Remarks Before the Bloomberg BNA Conference on Revenue Recognition (May 8, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Allergan Comment Chain (Intelligize, a LexisNexis company, March 24, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
PCAOB News Release, PCAOB Adopts Rules Requiring Disclosure of the Engagement Partner and Other Audit Firms Participating in an Audit (December 15, 2015) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Wesley R. Bricker, Chief Accountant, SEC, Remarks Before the 2017 Baruch College Financial Reporting Conference: “Advancing Our Capital Markets with High-Quality Information” (May 4, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Beth Paul and John May, PwC, Point of View, Building Confidence in Non-GAAP Measures and Other KPIs (May 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Paula Loop and Terry Ward, PwC, Government Insights Center, ACES (Audit Committee Excellence Series), To GAAP or Non-GAAP? The SEC is Watching (June 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Accounting and Auditing Developments for 2018 - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio What’s New in Accounting and Financial Reporting? - What’s New in Accounting and Financial Reporting?, Monday, November 13, 2017
Accounting and Auditing Developments for 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know! - Accounting and Auditing Developments for 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know! , Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts What’s New in Accounting and Financial Reporting? - What’s New in Accounting and Financial Reporting?, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg What’s New in Accounting and Financial Reporting? - What’s New in Accounting and Financial Reporting?, Monday, November 13, 2017
Accounting and Auditing Developments for 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know! - Accounting and Auditing Developments for 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know! , Wednesday, February 07, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Friday, February 09, 2018, London
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