• CEOs and CFOs of All Public Companies Must Certify Accuracy of Periodic Reports Effective Immediately (Including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q Due August 14, 2002): Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • May 14, 2003
  • Law Firm: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Office
  • On July 30, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Of great significance to CEOs and CFOs are the certification requirements contained in Section 906 of the Act, a criminal law provision, which is one of two sections in the Act, together with Section 302, that require officers to certify the accuracy of periodic reports containing financial statements filed with the SEC.