June 12, 2005
WLF Program on Andersen
The Washington Legal Foundation has a program here that examines the Arthur Andersen decision. The program is moderated by the Hon. Richard Thornburgh who asks an initial question with regard to this decision as to whether is it a "bump in the road or a sea change" in white collar prosecutions.
The program offers commentary from:
1. Gary Grindler (King & Spaulding) who notes that DOJ needs to consider collateral consequences;
2.Robert Weiner (Arnold & Porter), who authored the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) amicus brief in this case, discusses the impact of this decision on attorneys;
3.Ronald W. Peppe II, Vice President Law & Technology, Association of Corporate Counsel, who brings out the fact that so many documents today are not hard documents, but rather electronic.
The program covers the topic of how the Andersen decision may influence 1519 cases (Sarbanes Oxley).
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