Description: The co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, one of the most far reaching, and controversial, financial regulation laws in American history, spoke about the fiscal crashes that ended the dot-com bubble and that once again have plunged the economy into recession. A former FBI Agent, Michael G. Oxley was elected to the House of Representatives from Ohio's fourth district in 1981. He eventually went on to serve as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2001 to 2006, and is best known for his co-authorship of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Oxley led the panel through the aftermath of the tech bubble, the difficult post-9/11 period, and the rash of corporate scandals early in the decade that destroyed investor confidence and sent the markets into a tailspin.
Sponsor(s): Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy