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Understanding the Impact of Enron: Practical Advice for Management and Directors

3/29/2002

The Enron debacle has prompted a blizzard of lawsuits and editorials, ongoing Congressional investigations, and the likelihood of new proposed regulations from the SEC. In this uncertain environment, officers and directors in public and private companies are wondering what they should be doing to protect themselves, their companies, and their shareholders.

MoFo is pleased to be hosting a series of programs that will feature leading practitioners from Deloitte & Touche and Morrison & Foerster. These programs will cover the issues arising from the current crisis and help identify practical steps that management teams can take to meet the challenges of the new financial and regulatory environment.

The programs will offer valuable insight into the additional factors that both acquiring and target companies should consider in performing due diligence and structuring M&A transactions. Speakers will provide practical advice on meeting the changing SEC requirements in preparing MD&A and other disclosure for their public reports. In addition, they will identify the problem areas that boards of directors and audit committees should examine to mitigate the likelihood that they will encounter Enron-like problems. Speakers will also discuss important regulations proposed by the SEC and the anticipated effects of the new developments on companies.

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