Notable Articles & Speeches

Below are links notable articles or speeches written by Harvey L. Pitt in addition to other Kalorama Partners, discussing a variety of topics related to corporate governance, crisis management, and regulatory compliance.

 

The Gadsden Times

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Politics of Congressional Ethics

 

By Roderick M. Hills & Harvey L. Pitt

In 2009, the House created the Office of Congressional Ethics, to function in bipartisan fashion, to explore possible congressional ethics breaches.

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The Wall Street Journal

Learning From History on Financial Reform

By Harvey L. Pitt

The S&L crisis taught us that capping size doesn't always cap losses.

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Yale Journal on Regulation

Bringing Financial Services Regulation into the Twenty-First Century

By Harvey L. Pitt

With the current focus on the functioning (or malfunctioning) of our markets and appropriate ways to regulate them, the interest of scholars in this area will likely continue. 

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Forbes

Dollars And Sense

By Harvey L. Pitt

When it comes to applying this maxim to executive compensation, there's an enormous disconnect between Main Street and Wall Street.

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Financial Times

Lessons of the Stock Options Scandal

By Harvey L. Pitt

Executive compensation is handled badly by far too many publicly held companies.

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Forbes 

Trials And Tribulations Of Enron And S-Ox

By Harvey L. Pitt

In the next few weeks, the trial of Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling--founding members of Enron’s Hall of Shame--will commence. 

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The Wall Street Journal

Public Statement by SEC Chairman:
How to Prevent Future Enrons

By Harvey L. Pitt

Op-ed written by Mr. Pitt while serving as the SEC Chairman discussing the SEC's investigation of Enron. 

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The Daily Beast

A Failed Financial Reform Bill

By Harvey L. Pitt

The financial-reform bill that hits the president’s desk this week is a 2,500-page failure that will only create more problems for federal regulators, argues former SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt.

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The Wall Street Journal 

Don't Let Banks Hide Bad Assets

By Roderick M. Hills, Harvey L. Pitt, & David S. Ruder

In times of distress, there's always pressure to change accounting standards.

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Forbes

Transcript: Don't Fight The Last War

By Alexandra Zendrian

Mr. Pitt discusses sustainable strategies for economic recovery with Ms. Zendrian following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Forbes

Covering Up Naked Shorts

By Harvey L. Pitt

As crisis after crisis afflicts the business community and our capital markets, all too often the response is a form of reverse laissez faire.

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Forbes

The Next Big Scandal

By Harvey L. Pitt

Justice has been served to ex-Enron CEOs Kenneth Lay and Jeffery Skilling, but the water isn't safe yet.

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St. John's Law Review

The Changing Standards By Which Directors Will Be Judged

By Harvey L. Pitt

Standards for directors change over time, especially as we deliberate more about what directors should do and as we learn what happens when there are important things they don’t do. 

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The Wall Street Journal

Auditing Reform Can't Wait For Congress to Act

By Harvey L. Pitt

As the events of the past year have unfolded, it is clear that far too many corporate officials have lost their moral compasses, and that longstanding deficiencies in our system taint the quality of far too many financial statement audits. 

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The Daily Beast

The SEC's Dangerous Gamble

By Harvey L. Pitt

The agency, already badly scarred by the financial crisis, runs the risk of blowing its credibility with the Goldman case, writes former SEC chairman Harvey Pitt.

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University Of Dayton Law Review

 

Financial Services Regulatory Reform in the Face of An Economic Meltdown

By Harvey L. Pitt

This article is derived from, and updates, the Keynote Address given by Mr. Pitt at the University of Dayton School of Law’s Symposium on the current economic crisis, its causes, effects and proposed solutions

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Forbes

Transcript: Harvey Pitt

By Steve Forbes

Mr. Pitt discusses the need for more sustainable measures   to get on a more permanent road to recovery with Mr. Forbes following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Financial Times

Sarbanes-Oxley is An Unhealthy Export

By Harvey L. Pitt

Those who favor global consolidation have asserted, accurately, that the mere globalization of capital markets does not automatically trigger Sox’s application.

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The Wall Street Journal

Make SOX Fit

By Harvey L. Pitt

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a lot like the weather: Everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it. 

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Critical Eye

The Brave New World of Sarbanes-Oxley 

By Harvey L. Pitt & Suzanne Dans

Mr. Pitt and Ms. Dans discuss the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and its global ramifications. 

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