SEC Enforcement/Fraud Task Force Official To Speak At Baylor

April 18, 2002

by Alan Hunt

Charles D. Niemeier, chief accountant for the Division of Enforcement and chief counsel of the Financial Fraud Task Force at the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), will speak Tuesday, April 23, at Baylor University.

A 1979 Baylor accounting graduate, Niemeier will present the keynote address at the annual banquet of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Building at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

Dr. Charles E. Davis, chairman of Baylor's accounting and business law department, said Niemeier is expected to speak on the role of government regulation in accounting, "as well as what's wrong with financial reporting and auditing, and what should be done to fix it."

Niemeier, who also holds a law degree from Georgetown University, joined the SEC in June 2000. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Williams and Connolly, where he worked for 11 years, concentrating on financial and securities law matters. Prior to this, he worked for 10 years as a practicing CPA.

Davis said Niemeier will be honored during the evening as a distinguished alumnus. Explaining that the program is primarily an awards and initiation banquet, he said about 75 accounting students are expected to attend, along with accountants from the Central Texas area.

For more information about the program, contact Davis at (254) 710-6138.

NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS: Niemeier will be available for media interviews at approximately 6 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Building before the banquet. Please call Davis at (254) 710-6138 before noon, Monday, April 22, if you would like to schedule an interview.

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