Tag Archives: Noel Allen

Cases to Consider

State Board Report April 2015 In Tampa, the Executive Directors and Legal Counsel were alerted to several recent cases that have potential bearing on the Boards of Accountancy. Among the cases highlighted by Noel Allen, NASBA outside legal counsel, were: Simic v. Accountancy Board of Ohio, 15 N.E.3d 1246 (Ohio Ct. App 2014) – The…

Court Rules Against Dental Board

State Board Report March 2015 The US Supreme Court on February 25 released its long awaited ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners underscoring the need for States to exercise active supervision of a board if it delegates its regulatory authority to active market participants (see SBR 7/13). The six…

Allen Highlights 4 Cases

State Board Report July 2014 NASBA Legal Counsel Noel Allen alerted the Regional Meetings to four recent cases of significance to the Boards of Accountancy: Greenberg v. Western CPE – The Defendant was a continuing professional education provider who reproduced in ethics course materials a summary of the State Board’s disciplinary action against Greenberg which…

Allen Alerts Boards on Dental Case’s Ruling

State Board Report July 2013 NASBA Legal Counsel Noel L. Allen called to the attention of the State Boards’ representatives the unanimous decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, issued on May 31, upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s ruling that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners had engaged in…

Whistleblowing Tackled by CPT/Baruch Panel

State Board Report December 2012 How serious is the issue of whether or not accountants can whistleblow? The topic was addressed at NASBA’s Annual Meeting by Noel Allen, and then again by Mr. Allen and other attorneys at the Baruch College/Center for the Public Trust (CPT) conference on November 29 in New York City. Mr.…

Attorneys Consider Incorporated Standards

State Board Report April 2012 Attorneys and investigators from 22 Accountancy Boards considered mobility implementation, ways Boards use social media, standards incorporated by reference, conducting an investigation, audits performed by non-U.S. auditors and the Accountancy Licensee Database at the 17th State Board Legal Counsel Conference, March 11-13 in San Antonio. Stacey Grooms, NASBA Regulatory Affairs…

Allen and Young Differ on Need for Rules

State Board Report November 2011 Mandatory rotation of audit firms will not work, Michael Young, Esq., flatly stated at the NASBA Annual Meeting, observing, “We are in the midst of a rule-making frenzy.” He stated, “What motivates a professional is a job well done. The solution is not piling on more rules. It should be…

Allen Sees Boards Under Attack

State Board Report July 2011 The way the State Boards are regulating accountancy is under attack from three fronts, NASBA Legal Counsel Noel Allen told the Regional Meetings. First there have been over a dozen cases this year where the respondent to a Board’s action has challenged the Board’s authority. Second, there have been legislative…

NASBA Amicus Briefs for TX Board and PCAOB

State Board Report November 2009 NASBA’s Legal Counsel Noel Lee Allen has submitted amicus briefs in support of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (see NASBA Web site for complete text of both). The major issue in the Texas case was the Board’s ability to discipline CPAs…

Allen Sees IFRS Changing State Laws

State Board Report October 2009 After listening to several speakers urge the adoption of international “high quality financial standards,” Noel Allen, NASBA legal counsel, took the FIAR podium and stated,” I believe you are on a proper course, but let’s make sure how we get there. …When states adopt standards by reference, each has different…