Bullard Testifies on Capitol Hill

Mercer Bullard, associate professor of law, appeared in front of the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  The hearing was held on the 10th anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, enacted in the wake of corporate accounting scandals involving Enron, WorldCom and other large public companies.

Bullard’s testimony focused on proposals to exempt public companies from fundamental accounting reforms, and recommended improvements to the Act, such as extending whistleblower protections to certain employees of private companies and requiring disciplinary proceedings against auditors be public.

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