Stephen R. Kroll
Counsel to Board Member Kara M. Stein
Stephen R. Kroll is Counsel to Board Member Kara M. Stein and advises her on all matters that come before the Board.
Mr. Kroll has worked as a lawyer and policy professional for over 45 years. He was a part of the team on the Senate Banking Committee staff, working for Senator Paul Sarbanes, that drafted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and he was principal draftsman of the provisions of the Act creating the PCAOB. He was a member of the staff of the PCAOB’s then-office of Research and Analysis from 2014-2017.
As a member of the Banking Committee staff, from 2001 to 2007 and again from 2011-2013, Mr. Kroll also worked on legislation and hearings covering a wide range of other subjects, including countering money laundering and the financing of terrorism, Iranian sanctions, the CIFIUS process, and government-sponsored enterprises.
Mr. Kroll was the founding Chief Counsel of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (the Department of the Treasury’s anti-money laundering agency) and also served as an Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. He has held teaching positions at both the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University and the School of International Service of American University. He received a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.