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Cornerstone Research Releases Study of Accounting Class Action Securities Cases

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the enactment of The Sarbanes Oxley Act, Cornerstone Research has released a study of the filing trends and settlements of securities class action lawsuits involving accounting allegations. The May 2012 report entitled "Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements...

More Sarbanes-Oxley Anniversary Thoughts

The day my OpEd in the Financial Times was published, July 30, there were many other stories in other publications marking the occasion of Sarbanes-Oxley's tenth anniversary. Most of them focused on the lack of prosecutions of CEOs and CFOs for false financial statement certification crimes....

Scott London Subverted Sarbanes-Oxley: Big Four Mock Audit Partner Rotation

The earth rotates around the sun. Galaxy Doppler shifts are almost always redshifts. The further away the galaxy the faster it is receding. I'm learning a lot in my first class, Cosmology, in the University of Chicago Masters in Liberal Arts Program . The universe has order. There's synchronicity...

SOX, the Destruction of Evidence And Dr. Seuss: Is a Fish A Tangible Object?

Section 1519 was passed as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the wake of Enron’s massive accounting fraud. The section was designed to fill a gap in the law by preventing corporate document-shredding to conceal evidence of financial wrong doing. Prior law under Section 1512(b) prevented intimidating...

Whistleblowing: What Difference Does it Make?

In recent years, one of the favored responses of legislative reformers and regulatory enforcement authorities to financial fraud and other corporate misconduct has been the encouragement of whistleblowing activity. Both the Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act contained elaborate provisions designed...