On January 10, 2022, Erica Williams was sworn in as PCAOB chair during a virtual
ceremony conducted by the SEC. She succeeds Duane DesParte, a PCAOB board member who
had recently served as acting chair of the organization. Ms. Williams was most
recently a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and previously served as
special assistant and associate counsel to President Barack Obama.
Ms. Williams’s initial term will expire on October 24, 2024.
For more information, see the press release on the PCAOB’s Web site.