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Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Private Technology Companies: Perception & Reality
Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Microsoft Conference Center
201 Jones Road, Sixth Floor, Waltham
For directions, please visit www.microsoft.com
Registration begins at 8:15 AM.
Sponsored by: Deloitte
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) has rewritten the rules for corporate governance, disclosure and reporting. The recently-issued standard makes public company CEOs and CFOs explicitly responsible for establishing, evaluating, and monitoring the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure. These new rules are undeniably complicated, and implementation is both time consuming and costly. The standards of due care are rising for public companies, and the Sarbanes tide will surely lift the standard for private company governance, internal controls and reporting.
Mass Software Council and Deloitte are proud to present a panel discussion on the potential impact of SOX on privately-held tech companies. The panel will specifically address:
- Level of attention private companies are currently giving the Act;
- Perspective on how the Act has, and will continue to change the investment community's role in funding private tech companies;
- Current thinking among venture capitalists;
- Legal considerations of implementing the rules and regulations, and the spirit of the Act; and
- Impact on private companies looking to be acquired by a public company or approaching the public markets through an initial public offering.
Steve DiPietro, Audit Partner, Tech-Venture Center, Deloitte (Panel Moderator)
Jocelyn Arel, Partner, Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP
Axel Bichara, Investment Partner, Atlas Venture
Mark Jensen, National Director of Venture Capital Practice, Deloitte
Ellen Richstone, Private and Public Company CFO