Jan Messerschmidt to Moderate a Fireside Chat with PCAOB Investor Advocate Saba Qamar

DC Bar

April 1, 2024

Jan Messerschmidt, in our Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice and vice chair of DC Bar’s Retail Investor Protection Subcommittee, will moderate a DC Bar fireside chat with Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) investor advocate Saba Qamar on April 1, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Sabahat Qamar was appointed to be the PCAOB’s first investor advocate in June 2022. In this newly created role, Ms. Qamar is responsible for maintaining and expanding the PCAOB’s engagement with the investor community, as well as serving as the organization’s primary point of contact for that community.

This discussion will touch on the recently created Office of the Investor Advocate and the office’s efforts to engage with the investor community.


  • Saba Qamar, Investor Advocate, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Jan Messerschmidt, Associate, Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC (Moderator)
  • Valerie Mirko, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale (Moderator)
  • Alpa Patel, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Moderator)

Learn more and register for the program at DC Bar. Early bird registration ends on Friday, March 29.