Where Were the Lawyers in Enron?

Policy Forum
October 31, 2003 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Tom Morgan, George Washington University Law School; Richard Painter, University of Illinois Law School; and Stanley Keller, Palmer & Dodge.

Were the lawyers in Enron involved in a securities fraud? If they were, what, if any, public policy changes should be made? Have the lawyers given up their right to be self-regulating, and will there be a new federal bureaucracy to govern their conduct? Are the current laws sufficient? Does the SEC’s proposal on Section 307 of Sarbanes-Oxley or the American Bar Association's response to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 307 solve the problem?