WASHINGTON, October 10, 2006 – LAWFUEL – US Law News, Jobs – Gary G. Grindler, a partner in the special matters and government investigations practice of King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, has co-authored a white paper analyzing the intricacies and effects of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation from pre-Sarbanes obstruction of justice statutes to new Sarbanes-Oxley provisions.
The 25-page research report, entitled “A Focus on Law Analysis: The Intricacies and Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley Legislation,” is part of the Executive Reports series from publisher Aspatore Books.
Among the areas explored in the report are:
The Andersen prosecution and the congressional response
Essentials for complying with § 1519/document retention after Sarbanes-Oxley
Significant white-collar cases such as those of Frank Quattrone and Martha Stewart
Grindler believes that corporations, executives, in-house lawyers and outside counsel must be more proactive than ever before in ensuring compliance with the law.
“Whatever its faults, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is an important piece of legislation that requires corporations to take a hard look at how they handle records,” Grindler says. “While explaining the intricacies of a fraudulent securities or banking scheme can prove a daunting task for prosecutors, the charge of obstruction of justice is far easier for juries to understand. With several perceived impediments now removed by the act, prosecutors may be more prone to bringing straightforward obstruction cases alleging executive misconduct.”
King & Spalding associate Brandon Long assisted with the writing of the article.
Grindler, who practices from King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C., office, focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation including civil fraud litigation with the government. He is a former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and counselor to the Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice.
King & Spalding’s special matters and government investigations practice, with lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York and Atlanta, has a wealth of experience in successfully representing corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal and regulatory investigations, internal investigations, congressional investigations and related civil proceedings. Clients are able to draw on recognized leaders in the field with decades of experience in both defense and enforcement roles.
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