NYSSCPAs Breakfast Briefing: Whistleblowing Under Dodd-Frank – Update

I’ve written at Forbes about the event, including some quotes from Sherron Watkins that made news. Links to a replay of the webcast and a live-blog of the event are included here.

The Legacy of Arthur Andersen

Yesterday, The Financial Times asked me to comment on the Enron anniversary. Last week, it was the Houston Chronicle. So Arthur Andersen’s demise is ten years behind us. Today, I re-post one of my first, from October 13, 2006, which presents my thoughts from that time. As I re-read it today, how little has truly […]

The Button-Down Mafia: How the Public Accounting Firms Run a Racket on Investors and Thrive While Their Clients Fail

Enron, WorldCom, HealthSouth, Tyco, Parmalat, Adelphia, AIG…You would think enough lessons had been learned. The financial markets are a mess and the capitalist system threatened. The systems in place to anticipate and preempt market risk failed completely.

Joe Berardino – Color Me Oblivious

Continuing with my irreverent series on Enron and its ongoing haunting of our business life, we catch up with Joe Berardino. (Apologies to Mr. Berardino. The photo is actually of the dearly departed “Kenny Boy” Lay, courtesy of David M. Boje, Ph.D.) Shortly after the Enron bankruptcy, Berardino, Andersen’s CEO, said on NBC’s Meet The […]