Enron: 10 Years Later

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 3:38 PM EST) -- Ten years ago, Enron Corporation — having enjoyed a long reputation of corporate success — became a symbol of corporate greed, excess and corruption. Practically overnight, Enron went from Fortune 50 to bankrupt. In the aftermath, a remarkable law enforcement story unfolded. That story remains pertinent today, especially in light of the financial crisis.

Today, some look back on Enron’s prosecutorial history and suggest that it set a high-water mark in law enforcement rigor and zeal and that current prosecutorial efforts addressing the financial crisis pale...
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