Deputy Chief Trial Counsel
Division of Enforcement and Investigations
Michael Plotnick is deputy chief trial counsel in
the Division of Enforcement and Investigations.
Working together with the chief trial counsel, he oversees the division's
Plotnick joined the PCAOB in 2006 and has led a
number of investigations and adjudications of auditors' failures to comply with
Before joining the PCAOB, he spent more than eight
years as an attorney with the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering
Hale and Dorr LLP. While at WilmerHale,
Plotnick focused on securities enforcement and commercial litigation.
Plotnick earned a B.A. in political science, cum laude, from Tufts University and a J.D. with highest honors from
the George Washington University School of Law.