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Robert W. Walter J.D.

Robert W. Walter, J.D.
Denver, Colorado

Bob Walter has for over 10 years served as an instructor for AICPA in the U.S. and internationally, and speaks on securities (SEC and PCAOB matters), finance, business ethics, business law and accounting topics. Mr. Walter has authored five 8-hour continuing education courses for AICPA, including Tough Economic Times, Current Issues, and Critical Ethical Judgments (May 2009), AICPA’s Annual Business Law Update (May 2005), Real World Business Ethics: How Will You React? (May 2003 and updated annually), AICPA’s Guide to Financing the Small Business: Sources, Strategies and Disclosures (May 2002), and Public Reporting Responsibilities: Putting Your Best Foot Forward (Sept. 2000). In 2013, AICPA will introduce Mr. Walter’s latest CPE course, Advanced Business Law for CPA’s.

Mr. Walter served on the faculty of AICPA’s National Ethics Webcast in September 2010, the SEC and PCAOB Update Webcast in June and December 2009, AICPA’s National Advanced Auditing and Accounting Technical Symposium in July 2009, the instructional sections of the 2009 annual meetings of the Alabama and North Carolina Societies of CPAs, the National AICPA SEC and PCAOB Conference in 2005, and served on the faculty of the securities conference sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Central Regional Office in each year from 2003 through 2007, and in 2011. At these conferences, he spoke on ethics and the Code of Professional Conduct, corporate governance, IFRS and convergence, expanded disclosure obligations of public companies, denials of coverage and rescission of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies, ethical duties of professionals, and current issues. Since 2002, Mr. Walter has authored six books on these and related topics published by AICPA, Commerce Clearing House, Barron’s Business Library, and Aspen Publishers.

Mr. Walter has over 30 years’ experience as counsel representing corporate clients and investment banking firms in a wide variety of public and private financing transactions. He represents clients in venture and private equity investments, bridge financings, initial and follow-on public offerings, and other short and long-term financing arrangements. He also represents public and private companies in business combinations, asset sales, and change of control transactions, and conducts internal investigations on behalf of audit committees.

In 2004, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) appointed Mr. Walter to a two year term as a member of its Standing Advisory Group. Mr. Walter holds a B.S. degree in business from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Duke University School of Law. Mr. Walter is a member of the Colorado Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted before a variety of Federal and State Courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.