2012 BDO Board Reflections

January 2012

Numerous rules have been put into place by regulators since the enactment of the SarbanesOxley Act (2002) and the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act (2010), including revisions to national stock exchange listing requirements. These rules, coupled with current proposals, are being designed to address the unease and unrest of shareholders and the public left by the global financial crisis and scandals that climb the corporate ladders right on up into the boardrooms. The onus has been thrust onto boards to ensure these rules are being followed to protect the future interests of the organizations that they serve.