ABA Releases Second Volume of The Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

ABA Releases Second Volume of The Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The American Bar Association released the second book of a three volume series, The Practitioner’s Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which provides expert analysis of governance, disclosure and reporting rules enacted by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and subsequent reforms. Edited by leading experts in securities law and the daily application of the Sarbanes-Oxley reforms, The Practitioner’s Guide puts expert advice at your fingertips.

Fried Frank partner Vasiliki Tsaganos is a co-editor of the Guide and Fried Frank partners Karl Groskaufmanis, Daniel Bursky, Jessica Forbes, David Morris, Laraine Rothenberg and Richard Steinwurtzel co-authored the Securities Markets section of the second volume, which includes chapters on research analysts, credit rating agencies and hedge funds.

Fried Frank’s strong partner and associate representation in the development of The Practitioner’s Guide is a testament to the firm’s expertise in navigating Sarbanes-Oxley and related regulation.

With over a decade of securities law experience, Vasiliki Tsaganos, co-editor of the Guide, dedicated her time and expertise to provide a unique perspective and help shape the overall content. In her practice at Fried Frank, Ms. Tsaganos advises her clients on a daily basis on issues that arise as a result of Sarbanes-Oxley.

The chapter entitled Research Analyst Conflicts of Interest was co-authored by corporate partner Karl A. Groskaufmanis. Mr. Groskaufmanis is co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Advanced Securities Workshop and co-chair of the Civil Litigation and SEC Enforcement Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities.

The second chapter in the section entitled Sarbanes-Oxley and Credit Rating Agencies was co-authored by Fried Frank corporate partner Daniel J. Bursky. Mr. Bursky concentrates his practice in corporate finance representing both issuers and underwriters in a variety of financing transactions, including equity offerings, high-yield debt, Yankee bonds, Eurobonds and private placements.

The third chapter in the section entitled Hedge Fund Regulation was co-authored by Fried Frank partners Jessica Forbes, David M. Morris, Laraine S. Rothenberg and Richard A. Steinwurtzel. Ms. Forbes is a corporate partner who concentrates her practice on securities trading and credit regulation for broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity firms and other professional traders and high net-worth individuals. Mr. Morris’ practice focuses on securities litigation and arbitration, regulatory enforcement, commercial disputes, class actions and bankruptcy litigation, as well as multinational litigation. Ms. Rothenberg, is a tax partner and the head of the employee benefits and plans, executive compensation and exempt organizations department; she advises boards of directors, corporations and senior management on compensatory arrangements and the related requirements of the securities and tax laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley. Mr. Steinwurtzel provides counsel to public and private companies in their equity and debt financing, acquisition and disposition activities and corporate governance matters. He also advises public companies on SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

“Fried Frank is proud to have such a strong involvement with The Practitioner’s Guide, which is truly a valuable resource from the leading experts in this challenging legal arena,” explains Ms. Tsaganos.