Sarbanes Oxley Act Section 307

 

SEC. 307. RULES OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ATTORNEYS.
 
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this
Act, the Commission shall issue rules, in the public interest and for the protection of investors, setting forth minimum standards of professional conduct for attorneys appearing and practicing before
the Commission in any way in the representation of issuers,
including a rule—
 
(1) requiring an attorney to report evidence of a material
violation of securities law or breach of fiduciary duty or similar
violation by the company or any agent thereof, to the chief
legal counsel or the chief executive officer of the company
(or the equivalent thereof); and
 
(2) if the counsel or officer does not appropriately respond
to the evidence (adopting, as necessary, appropriate remedial
measures or sanctions with respect to the violation), requiring
the attorney to report the evidence to the audit committee
of the board of directors of the issuer or to another committee
of the board of directors comprised solely of directors not
employed directly or indirectly by the issuer, or to the board
of directors.

 

   

 

 

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