William J. McDonough, former chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has joined Merrill Lynch & Co. as a vice chairman and special adviser to chief executive Stan O'Neal.

McDonough , 71, stepped down from the PCAOB in November. In a statement, Merrill Lynch said that McDonough will help the investment bank with its business-development efforts with governments and financial institutions. McDonough will be based in New York.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access