May 18, 2012

Sarbanes-Oxley is Turning 10! You Ready to Party?

On July 30th, the Sarbanes-Oxley will celebrate its tenth birthday. You may not like SOX, but your job may not have been created “but for” the Act. It was definitely a “fuller employment” event for many in our community. As we approach the anniversary, there is bound to be a number of reminisces written, most of which will bound to be negative in their outlook. But as noted in this recent NY Times article (I’m quoted!), there also have been many benefits. Going back, here are some thoughts from Lynn Turner on SOX’s history – here are my own remembrances of how the Act snuck up on us…and below are two polls, one for funsies and one for real…

Poll: The Long-Term Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley

When it comes to the long-term impact of Sarbanes-Oxley, please indicate which of these has had the biggest impact on your practice in this anonymous poll:

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Poll: How Will You Celebrate Sarbanes-Oxley?

Please indicate how you intend to celebrate Sarbanes-Oxley’s ten-year anniversary in this anonymous poll:

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– Broc Romanek