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On March 2, 2012, The George Washington University Law School's Center for Law, Economics & Finance and The George Washington Law Review jointly hosted a symposium entitled "Striking the Right Balance: Investor and Consumer Protection in the New Financial Marketplace."' The symposium focused on two principal topics. First, participants analyzed the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") on investors and consumers in three areas of federal regulation-securities markets, derivatives markets, and consumer financial products. Second, the symposium evaluated the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("Sarbanes-Oxley") on its tenth anniversary and considered whether Sarbanes-Oxley's legacy might offer any lessons as to the potential effectiveness (or lack thereof) of Dodd-Frank's reforms.


securities law, corporations, corporate finance, consumer protection, reforms, Dodd-Frank, SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley

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George Washington Law Review

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81 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 663 (2013).