Implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley: New Rules for Lawyers and What Lawyers Think


This paper discusses practical implications of Sarbanes-Oxley for lawyers. Emphasis is on the new federal rules of professional responsibility the Act sets up. The paper includes the views of various renowned practitioners interpreting and using these rules. The paper also contains suggestions for how the Securities and Exchange Commission could potentially improve those areas that are proving problematic for attorneys so as to better effectuate the purpose of this major new law, in light of its legislative history and intent, which are also discussed in the paper.


Business Organizations Law | Economics | Law and Economics | Law and Society | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Legal Profession

Date of this Version

January 2006