SOX: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, 2002 & commonly known as SOX or Sarbox. It is a United States Federal Law enacted in response to a number of major corporate & accounting scandals including those affecting Enron, Tyco International, Adelphia, Peregrine Systems & WorldCom. These scandals, which cost investors billions of dollars when the share prices of the affected companies collapsed, shook public confidence in national securities market. Named after sponsor Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) & Representative Michael G. Oxley (R-OH), the Act was approved by a vote of 334-90/ President George W. Bush signed in into a law, stating it included "the most far-reaching reforms of American business practices since the time of President Franklin D. Roosevelt." - ALG Report
LEGAL ETHICS: Legal ethics encompasses an ethical code governing the conduct of people engaged in the practice of law. They address the client-lawyer relationship, duties of a lawyer as advocate in adversary proceedings, dealings with persons other than clients, law firms and associations, public service, advertising, and maintaining the integrity of the profession. Respect of client confidences, candor toward the tribunal, truthfulness in statements to others, and professional independence are some of the defining features of legal ethics.
ARTHUR ANDERSON ACCOUNTING FIRM: Arthur Anderson was the accounting firm for Enron. This is a good example of the quantum of loss for the innocent 28,000 employees of Arthur Anderson who lost their jobs as a result of Ethics Violations of Enron directly affecting the accounting firm. The conviction in this case was overturned but the irreparable damage was done forever - FLGA
"Ethics is a code of values which guide our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our life." - Ayn Rand, Writer, Philosopher & Playwright, 1905-1982 (Russia)At Fortune.bz Law Group, we have unfettered commitment to conducting all of our business affairs and activities with the highest standards of ethical conduct without reproach.
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WORLDCOM: Telecom company WorldCom, the No. 2 U.S. long-distance telephone and data-services provider, announced on June 25 that it would have to revise its recent financial statements to the tune of $3.85 billion. Most investors did not understand how a company could hide $3.85 billion in expenses. Another case of Ethics Violation - FLGA
The total loss in market value of WorldCom, Tyco, Qwest, Enron and Global Crossing was $427 billion USD. With that money, we could fund the United Nations for the next 263 years - Enron Watchdog
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't - Richard Bach
Ethics is not even an issue - Anonymous
Teamwork: Individual commitments to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work - Vince Lombardi, US Symbol, Single Mind Determinatio