New CCH White Paper Covers SEC, PCAOB Internal Controls Guidance

CCH Securities Law Analyst and Author Available for Comment

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 30, 2007) – CCH securities law principal analyst and leading author on securities law, Jim Hamilton, JD, LLM, has released a white paper on the long-awaited Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issuances on internal controls over financial reporting under section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ( CCH, a leading provider of securities law information, is part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

Reporting on the adequacy of internal controls was a significant element of the corporate reforms embodied in the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. Hamilton can explain and comment on the new regulations, including: 

  • Why regulators felt a new approach was necessary;
  • The broad principles behind the guidance; and
  • What the new issuances mean in practice for auditors.

“The issuances emphasize a ‘principles-based’ and risk-based approach,” said Hamilton. “This allows for greater discretion and judgment in assessing the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting.”

Hamilton has been tracking, analyzing and explaining securities law and regulation for nearly 30 years as an analyst for CCH. He has written and spoken extensively on federal securities law and has been cited as an authority by a federal court. His analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Manual: A Handbook for the Act and SEC Rules, is considered a definitive explanation of the Act. Other works by Hamilton include the popular guidebook, Responsibilities of Corporate Officers and Directors under Federal Securities Law; the Guide to Internal Controls; and Informal Corporate Disclosure under Federal Securities Law.

In addition to his analysis for CCH, Hamilton’s blog Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities ( covers every level of securities regulation as it relates to public companies as well as serves as a forum to discuss Sarbanes-Oxley issues. Hamilton received a JD from Stetson University College of Law and an LLM from New York University School of Law.

Members of the press interested in speaking with Jim Hamilton should contact: Leslie Bonacum at 847-267-7153,; or Neil Allen at 847-267-2179,

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