||An Evening with Michael Oxley-The State of the Economy: Sarbanes-Oxley and Beyond
EMBAAA Lifelong Learning Event
||May 7, 2009
|| 7:00PM - 9:00PM ET
||City View Room
1957 E Street
Washington D.C. NW
||On Thursday, May 7 Michael G. Oxley will join with EMBA alumni and fellow GW School of Business associates to offer insights and take questions regarding the current economic contraction, as well as the public and private sector responses.
Oxley became a household name as the co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which raised corporate standards and increased the reliability of financial reporting following the Enron/WorldCom era of corporate scandal. Though the implementation has been controversial, most would conclude that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act restored confidence in our financial systems and brought investors back to the U.S. capital markets. As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Oxley was one of a group of key government officials who led the nations investors and our capital markets through the crisis and the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. After representing Ohios Fourth Congressional District for 25 years, Oxley wrapped up his distinguished, 34 year career in public service at the end of 2006.
Currently he is Of Counsel with the law firm of Baker Hostetler in Washington, D.C. and Vice Chairman of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. With his unique experience in financial services policy, Oxley has been at the nexus of business and government for many years. In this new phase of his career, Oxley is a leading thinker in corporate governance issues and an ambassador for the U.S. capital markets.
This program is open to all GW Alumni. EMBA Alumni are invited for a post program reception.