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A Crisis in Corporate America?
August 27 panel to look at America's corporate actions
August 22, 2002
In the wake of recent business misconduct and scandalous operations, investors’ faltering faith in corporate America has prompted widespread concern, with ripple effects in the stock market, the accounting profession, and beyond. One result has been the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which addresses corporate accountability issues. A leading proponent of the legislation is U.S. Congressman Michael G. Oxley (OH), a 1969 graduate of the Moritz College.
Five professors from the Moritz College will address the corporate actions and the new legislation at Noon, Tuesday, August 27, in the auditorium of John Deaver Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue. The panel discussion, which is open to the public, will be broadcast live on the World Wide Web. A link to the webcast will be located on the college’s web site at http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/. The broadcast will be archived and may be viewed at a later time from the same location.
Professor Allan Samansky will serve as the panel’s moderator and will provide insight and background on the topic. He teaches income tax, business planning and legal problems of financial information.
Professor Peter Swire will provide a political perspective and editorial comment on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He teaches in the areas of financial privacy, Internet privacy, law of cyberspace, workplace privacy, and surveillance and wiretap issues.
Professor Doug Cole, who teaches business associations, contracts, and law and economics, will look at the promises and pitfalls of the new legislation.
Professor Donald Tobin who teaches income tax and tax policy, will focus on ethical issues for attorneys and accountants.
Professor Morgan Shipman will look at the difference between civil vs. criminal enforcement approaches. He teaches accounting, business organizations, corporations, corporation finance, securities regulations, and torts.
The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University is Ohio’s flagship law school. Approximately 650 students attend classes at the school’s John Deaver Drinko Hall, located at 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus.