Robert Bartlett Says Firms Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley

New York Times, January 11, 2011 by Steven M. Davidoff

In one study, Robert Bartlett, a Berkeley law professor, found that the overwhelming majority of companies bought by private equity firms still voluntarily complied with the provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley in order to issue debt to finance these acquisitions. In other words, investors liked the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, and companies willingly complied when they did not need to.