Boston (Sept. 8, 2003) -- Former Securities Exchange Commission chairman Harvey Pitt will become a regular contributor to Compliance Week, a 40,000-circulation newsletter focused on corporate governance and compliance issues.

Pitt's column will debut in Compliance Week this month, according to the publication. "We're honored to have Mr. Pitt contributing his knowledge on governance and compliance issues," Compliance Week editor Scott S. Cohen said. "Harvey has a unique voice, unparalleled experience, and much to share."

Pitt, whose 15-month tenure as SEC chair was marked by controversy, launched the consulting firm Kalorama Partners earlier this year with former SEC Chief Accountant Robert K. Herdman. Both men resigned their SEC posts amid controversy surrounding the appointment of William Webster as the first chair of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board after it was revealed that Webster had served on an audit committee of a technologies company that is under investigation for fraud.

Prior to becoming SEC Chairman, Pitt was senior corporate partner at international law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, for nearly twenty-five years. He served previously with the SEC from 1968-1978, including three years as Commission General Counsel.

-- WebCPA staff

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