Michael Piwowar has directed SEC staff to reconsider how companies should comply with the controversial conflict minerals rule.
Overseas Shipholding Group and its ex-CFO allegedly failed to recognize $512 million in tax liabilities over a 12-year period.
A defect in GM's internal controls allegedly prevented its accountants from learning about a safety issue for 18 months.
The SEC says the drug maker failed to timely inform investors about its merger talks with Salix and Actavis.
The SEC says the bank misreported risk-based capital ratios by excluding about $14 billion in collateralized loan obligations from its calculations.
The potential hit of several billion dollars "may further undermine confidence in company management" after its accounting scandal.
Hesitation may arise at the thought of providing incremental financial disclosures, but the benefits are clear.
Eighty-one percent of companies divulged some information about material sustainability risks in 2015, but the reports often lacked consistency.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Auditores Independentes settles case involving materially false audit reports and an attempted cover-up of violations.
The SEC says Pimco pursued a pricing strategy that misled investors about the initial performance of an exchange-traded fund in 2012.