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New York, NY— LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) has published the second edition of its treatise Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Planning & Compliance. Edited by K&LNG corporate governance partners Diane E. Ambler, Lorraine Massaro and Kristen L. Stewart, with contributions from other lawyers throughout the firm, this second edition explains the recent updates made to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and relies on real-life experiences to provide lawyers, compliance professionals, chief officers and corporate board members with practical guidance on how to develop, launch and maintain effective compliance programs.

“Since its passage in 2002, SOX has made corporate governance and compliance a top priority for corporate America. SOX is a sweeping and complex body of law that affects organizations at all levels, from executives to investors,” Ambler said. “Full compliance with SOX is not an option. It is at once a legal obligation and a public expectation. In this our second edition, we have focused on the practicalities of compliance by sharing what we have learned from the daily application and developments in regulatory guidance.”

Co-author Lorraine Massaro commented: “The scope and complexity of SOX makes it one of the most challenging bodies of law with which corporations must comply. This updated and expanded edition of our Treatise provides corporate officers a blueprint for effective corporate compliance.”

“Since the first edition of our treatise was published in 2003,” added co-author Kristen Stewart, “SOX has continued to evolve in its role as a dominant regulatory force in corporate America. This new edition will help officers understand recent changes to the law and what these changes mean at the individual and corporate level.”

Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Planning & Compliance will be updated twice yearly to keep business and legal communities apprised of future regulatory developments and industry best practices.

The second edition of Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Planning & Compliance is published by Aspen Publishers. To order a copy, visit www.aspenpublishers.com.

Aspen Publishers, an information provider for attorneys, business professionals and law students, is a Wolters Kluwer nv (www.wolterskluwer.com) company, a multinational information services company with annual sales of more than EUR 3.8 billion.

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