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The Corporate/Securities Attorney as a 'Moving Target' - Client Fraud Dilemmas

77 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2007  

Marc I. Steinberg

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Abstract

This Paper analyzes the enhanced responsibilities and liability concerns that corporate/securities attorneys have in the post-Enron era. State ethical rules, SEC pronouncements, and court decisions are addressed. The ramifications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act with respect to its impact on legal counsel also are explored. The Paper also provides insight focusing on the business attorney's role as counselor and gatekeeper when faced with the prospect of client fraud.

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Steinberg, Marc I., The Corporate/Securities Attorney as a 'Moving Target' - Client Fraud Dilemmas. SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=967478 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.967478

Marc I. Steinberg (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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