Senator Paul Spyros Sarbanes Esq.
- Homepage: http://sarbanes.senate.gov/
February 2006: "Paul Spyros Sarbanes, Maryland's Democratic senior Senator, made Maryland history in November, 2000 by winning reelection to an unprecedented 5th term to the United States Senate, becoming the State's longest serving United States Senator.
Sarbanes has been working for the people of Maryland for more than three decades, first as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and then serving as a Congressman from the Third Congressional District for three terms. Since 1977, he has served with integrity and distinction in the United States Senate where he serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and is a senior member of the Foreign Relations, Budget and Joint Economic Committees...
Sarbanes received an academic and athletic scholarship to Princeton University (A.B. degree, 1954). He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship that brought him to Oxford, England (First Class B.A., 1957). Sarbanes then returned to the United States and attended Harvard Law School. After graduating in 1960, he clerked for Federal Judge Morris A. Soper before going into private practice with two Baltimore City law firms."http://sarbanes.senate.gov/pages/biography_2004.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Member of (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization Feb 15, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Student/Trainee (past or present) Oxford University/University of Oxford Organization Student/Trainee (past or present) Princeton University Organization Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Member of (past or present) US Senate Organization Succeeded by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin Person Feb 8, 2009 Advised by (past or present) Gary G. Gensler MBA Person May 21, 2010 Cooperation (past or present) Representative Michael G. Oxley Person Feb 15, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 19, 2007 Major CEO Gaffes Call for Apology, Board Action
QUOTE: HOW DO PUBLIC COMPANIES and embarrassed execs take back control of their damaged reputations? Whole Foods (WFMI1) Chief Executive John Mackey is probably losing sleep over this very question .... [Michael] Robinson says it's crucial for management in crisis to not only apologize and work to fix the problem, but to outwardly demonstrate strong leadership.
Smart Money May 15, 2007 Bills Would Affirm Anti-Bias Laws Cover Sexual Orientation
QUOTE: At issue are differing and legally complex views on civil service law that emerged shortly after President Bush took office and appointed Scott Bloch as the head of the Office of Special Counsel .... The House and Senate bills would repudiate a stance taken by Bloch, who has said that, under the law, federal employees are protected from discrimination based on their conduct, such as an off-duty appearance in a gay pride celebration, but that the law does not extend to protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Washington Post May 08, 2006 Smaller Firms Are Paying Big To Comply: Sarbanes-Oxley Costs Assessed
QUOTE: Smaller companies face disproportionately higher costs than bigger firms to comply with new, post-Enron investor-protection rules, but much of the added burden comes from one-time start-up expenses and confusion over how to begin compliance...
Washington Post Feb 15, 2006 Senate Foes Block Proposed Trust Fund For Asbestos Victims: Vote Short Against Budgetary Challenge
QUOTE: ...the Senate derailed legislation to create a trust fund for asbestos victims, a victory for Democrats and their trial-lawyer allies who waged a relentless campaign to defeat a bill that took five years to negotiate.
Washington Post May 07, 2003 Senators Question Wall Street Ability to Self-Regulate
QUOTE: Two powerful senators today questioned Wall Street's ability to police itself, saying that inherent conflicts of interest require a review of decades-old federal policy that gives the investment banking industry front-line responsibility for regulating its members.
Washington Post Aug 07, 2002 Some See Cracks In Reform Law
QUOTE: In the week since President Bush signed a corporate accountability bill, White House and Justice Department officials have issued interpretations and prosecution guidelines that could weaken key provisions...
Washington Post Jul 15, 2002 S.E.C. Chief Rejects Calls for His Resignation
QUOTE: Harvey L. Pitt...said today that he would not resign despite calls for him to do so by lawmakers who say he has been lax in enforcing commission rules and shares responsibility for the nation's corporate accounting scandals.
New York Times Jul 15, 2002 Senate Vote Spotlights Audit Reform and Sarbanes
QUOTE: ...centerpiece of the bill is an accounting oversight system, ending the industry's long tradition of self-regulation.
Washington Post Jul 13, 2002 Just a Few Rotten Apples? Better Audit Those Books
QUOTE: In 2001, 270 public companies restated the numbers in their financial statements...Those numbers prove that there are more than the "few bad apples" in the orchard that President Bush would have us believe...
Washington Post Jun 18, 2002 A Wall St. Push to Water Down Securities Laws
QUOTE: Some members of the securities industry are pushing Congress to prevent states from pursuing those who violate securities laws, including Wall Street firms now under investigation...
New York Times Dec 13, 2001 Fed Acts to Curb Predatory Lending Practices: Stricter Rules On Subprime Loans Enacted to Protect Unwary Borrowers
QUOTE: Prodded by consumer complaints about rip-offs in home-equity loans and refinancings, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday approved the strongest federal response ever to predatory lending.
Washington Post Aug 29, 2001 Watchdog Group Rips Financial Firms On Privacy Practices
QUOTE: A privacy watchdog group [Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)] released a report today that's largely critical of the privacy practices offered by financial institutions.
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