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Richard Briffault

Enron Debacle Re-focused Attention on Campaign Finance Reform, Says Law's Briffault

Richard Briffault, Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation and Vice Dean of the Law School, says the bankruptcy of Enron has re-focused Congress' attention on campaign finance reform. His remarks came during a panel on Enron sponsored by Columbia Law School's Center for Public Interest.

Jeffrey Gordon
Jeffrey Gordon

Enron Challenges Core Principles of the Free Market
Panel moderator, Jeff Gordon, Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, outlines the impact of the Enron collapse on the free market system in the United States. He argues that the scandal challenges basic assumptions about the study of corporations and their governance, and highlights the fragility of certain market institutions.

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Louis Lowenstein
Louis Lowenstein

Auditing and Accounting in the Wake of the Enron Collapse
Louis Lowenstein, Simon Rifkind Professor Emeritus of Law, examines the failure of auditing firms to accurately report earnings. Since 1997, 700 firms have had to restate their earnings, costing investors large sums of money and weakening international investment in the United States economy.

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Richard Briffault
Richard Briffault

Enron Collapse Breathes New Life into Campaign Finance Reform Legislation
Campaign finance reform legislation has experienced a resurgence in the wake of the Enron collapse. Richard Briffault looks at the role these laws could play in averting future collapses.

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Cynthia Estlund
Cynthia Estlund

Pensions: What the Government Does and What Employees Need to Know
Cynthia Estlund, law professor, analyzes the role that government plays in protecting employee pensions.

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Max Berger
Max Berger

Securities Fraud in the Enron Collapse: Isolated Incident or Prevailing Trend?
Max Berger, former prosecutor and law professor, examines the securities fraud that has been perpetrated at the highest levels in some of the largest American companies, costing investors millions of dollars.

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Shot: Feb 13, 2002
Published: Mar 12, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002