As a leader in your organization, it is vital that you are familiar with the laws that regulate your industry.
Sparked by the dramatic corporate and accounting scandals of Enron, Arthur Andersen, Adelphia, and
WorldCom, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was implemented in 2002 in an effort to restore confidence in the stock
markets. Sarbanes-Oxley represents the most important securities legislation since the original federal
securities laws of the 1930s as it increased governmental regulation and oversight of publicly traded
companies and established protections for whistleblowers. The False Claims Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provide a financial incentive for those who blow the whistle to
report fraudulent activity within their organization.
In this task, you will select and analyze an established company’s code of ethics, analyze how an employee
would raise an ethical concern within an organization, and consider current laws with respect to whistle-