Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Sarbanes-Oxley Act
n.
A federal law passed in 2002 that increased auditing and reporting requirements for corporations.
abbrv.
Sarbox, SOX

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Sarbanes-Oxley Act
A law enacted in 2002 in response to several corporate and accounting scandals, requiring publicly traded companies to disclose information to shareholders, protecting whistleblowers, and requiring stringent audit practices.
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