The Enron Era: Is It Over?

Law360, New York (May 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The conviction of former Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling signals the end of an era, many legal experts believe. But some point to subtle signs that the government’s crackdown on corporate crime is only gathering steam.

The Enron trial – perhaps the most anticipated and complex case to come out of the major financial scandals of 2001 – came against the background of courts showing dwindling sympathy towards those accused of corporate fraud.

The spectacular demise of the company symbolized the bursting of the...
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