As the Director of the Office of International Affairs, S. Bruce Wilson leads the PCAOB’s efforts to negotiate and implement cooperative arrangements with non-U.S. auditor oversight bodies. He also represents the PCAOB in bilateral and multilateral meetings with non-U.S. governments and regulators.
Prior to joining the PCAOB in February 2012, Mr. Wilson practiced law in the International Trade Group of the firm King & Spalding. Previously, Mr. Wilson spent eight years as the Director of Legal Affairs at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. As the WTO’s top legal officer, he oversaw WTO dispute settlement panel proceedings and provided legal advice to WTO officials and member governments.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilson held senior staff positions within the U.S. Congress, including as Staff Director of the Trade Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. As Staff Director, Mr. Wilson oversaw preparation of U.S. implementing legislation for the North American Free Trade Agreement and for the Uruguay Round trade agreements creating the World Trade Organization.
Mr. Wilson also served more than 16 years in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he negotiated numerous international trade and investment agreements.
Mr. Wilson holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from George Washington University. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia.