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Daniel Goelzer

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Daniel L. Goelzer is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Baker & McKenzie.   He specializes in matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  His practice areas include corporate governance; compliance with SEC disclosure and financial reporting requirements; oversight of the auditor/public company relationship; and financial institution regulatory issues, with a focus on global asset custody. Mr. Goelzer was appointed as a founding member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in October 2002.  The PCAOB is responsible for oversight and regulation of the auditors of U.S. public companies and securities broker-dealers.  He served as Acting Chairman of the PCAOB from August 2009 through January 2011.  He left the Board at the conclusion of his term in 2012.  From 1990 until joining the PCAOB in 2002, Mr. Goelzer was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker & McKenzie.  He resumed his Baker & McKenzie partnership in December, 2012.    From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Goelzer served as General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission.   Before his appointment as General Counsel, he held a variety of positions in the Office of the Commission’s Chairman and in the Office of the General Counsel.  He joined the Commission’s staff in 1974.  From 1969 to 1970, he worked as an auditor in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, office of the accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche.  Mr. Goelzer, a native of Milwaukee, received a BBA in 1969 from the University of Wisconsin, a JD from the University of Wisconsin School of Law in 1974, and an LLM from the National Law Center, George Washington University, in 1979.  He is a member of the Wisconsin and District of Columbia Bars and received a Wisconsin CPA certificate in 1977. 

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