Amato Named PIC of Professional Standards Group at Marks Paneth

Michele Amato

Michele Amato

New York-based Marks Paneth LLP (FY17 net revenue of $131.4 million) has announced that Michele Amato has been named PIC of the professional standards group. In this role, Amato will oversee the firm’s compliance with, and implementation of, accounting, auditing and attestation standards, independence and ethics requirements, and quality control standards set forth by leading industry authorities and regulatory agencies.

Previously, Amato served as a director in the professional standards group at Marks Paneth. Prior to joining the firm, she held leadership roles in the audit and quality control departments of other regional and national accounting firms.

“Michele’s extensive experience and intimate knowledge of the regulatory landscape are essential to maintaining our firm’s stringent levels of professionalism,” says Michael McNee, PIC of attest services. “Her oversight of vital quality control functions will be an invaluable asset to both Marks Paneth and every client who places their trust in us.”

Amato is based in Marks Paneth’s New York headquarters, overseeing the quality control, risk management, independence and ethical standards of all office locations.