Lewis H. Ferguson was appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to be a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in January 2011. In April of 2015, he began a four year term as Chair of the Global Public Policy Committee Working Group of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR). From April 2013-April 2015, he served as Chair of IFIAR following a one-year term as vice chair. IFIAR is an organization of 50 national audit oversight bodies that operate independently of the accounting profession.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Ferguson served as the first General Counsel of the PCAOB. Before joining the PCAOB as a Board Member, Mr. Ferguson was a partner in the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he focused on securities regulation, disclosure issues and corporate governance matters. Earlier from 1979 to 1994 and from 1998 to 2004, he was a partner at the law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP, specializing in corporate transactions, securities enforcement matters and representation of audit committees and boards of directors. From 1994 to 1998, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Wright Medical Technology. Mr. Ferguson also has been a Director at several public and private companies, primarily in the medical device and technology areas. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law School.
Mr. Ferguson received his B.A. cum laude in Politics and Economics from Yale College. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. Mr. Ferguson clerked for the Hon. Frank J. Murray, U.S. District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.