Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Building: Jones Hall in Room 102
Location: uptown campus
Despite today's more regulated and enlightened business environment, we continue to witness "Enron-esque" failures of corporate governance. Enron's former Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Fastow, will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of regulations breeds opportunity for questionable decisions and will discuss what questions management and directors should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them. He will cite specific examples from Enron, as well as other companies.
Fastow was the CFO of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011, and now lives with his family in Houston, Texas. Fastow currently is a research and document assistant at the law firm Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, and he consults with directors and management of public companies on how best to identify potentially critical finance, accounting, compensation, and cultural issues.
Fastow received a BA in Economics and Chinese from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Enron, he was a senior director in the Asset Securitization Group at Continental Bank N.A.
Since his release from prison, Fastow has been a guest lecturer at several universities and corporate director and legal forums.
Sponsored by: Student Government (Freeman), School of Business - A. B. Freeman
Attendance: Tulane community
Open to: Alumni, Graduate students, Staff, Undergraduates
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