• SEC Proposes Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys Under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • June 12, 2003
  • Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • On November 21, 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed minimum standards of professional conduct for attorneys appearing and practicing before the SEC. In issuing the proposed rule, as mandated by Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the Act), the SEC recognized the important and expanding role of attorneys in their representation of issuers in corporate governance matters and in ensuring compliance with applicable reporting and disclosure requirements.