Highlights of GAO's Corporate Governance, Transparency and Accountability Forum
GAO-02-494SP: Published: Mar 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The recent sudden and largely unexpected bankruptcy of the Enron Corporation, and financial difficulties experienced by several other large corporations have resulted in substantial losses to employees and shareholders. Many believe that the decline of Enron and other instances of financial statement earnings restatements and bankruptcies have seriously undermined investor confidence in the nation's financial markets and external auditors. The findings from GAO's forum on corporate governance, transparency, and accountability.