In a petition for review of an SEC order barring petitioner from practicing as an accountant before the SEC, the petition is denied where: 1) the SEC need not have received expert testimony to establish the standard of care or to determine whether petitioner's conduct was unreasonable; and 2) ample evidence supported the SEC's conclusion that petitioner engaged in repeated instances of unreasonable conduct.
Argued February 9, 2009
Decided July 24, 2009
Opinion by Judge Ginsburg
Benjamin M. Zuffranieri Jr.
Tracey A. Hardin, Senior Counsel, Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, DC