Baruch College Presents Kerry A. Miller, Former In-House Litigation Counsel for Arthur Andersen, in “Corporate Ethics in the New Decade: From Enron to the Meltdown and Where We Go from Here”

Miller Managed the Enron Case While at Andersen;
Program on March 25 is Part of Baruch College’s Annual Ethics Week

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New York, NY, March 16, 2010 – Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity welcomes Kerry A. Miller in “Corporate Ethics in the New Decade: From Enron to the Meltdown and Where We Go From Here” on Thursday, March 25 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Miller will lead a discussion drawing on his experience in the Enron collapse as well as more recent examples from the global financial meltdown to examine the ethical issues that face lawyers, investment bankers, accountants and boards of directors in the modern economy. For more information or to register for this event, please visit: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/zcci/zcci-events/corporate-ethics-in-the-new-decade.

Miller is now a litigation attorney in the Office of General Counsel for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Previously, he spent nine years as in-house litigation counsel for Arthur Andersen LLP. While at Andersen, he managed the Enron case, including the firm’s criminal trial in the wake of the Enron scandal and its successful appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Kerry Miller was an eyewitness to the firestorm that ultimately enveloped Enron and Arthur Andersen and marked a milestone in modern business history,” said Donald H. Schepers, Ph.D, director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College. “We are very pleased to welcome him to Baruch College, appropriately during Ethics Week, to learn from his experience and relate the scandals of the 1990s to the recent financial collapse and recession.”

About Ethics Week
Miller’s presentation takes place during Baruch College’s Ethics Week 2010, March 22 – 27. Beginning in 2004, Baruch College has set aside one week each spring during which members of the faculty are encouraged to discuss ethical issues specific to their subjects and disciplines in their classrooms, and departments or programs invite outside speakers for public presentations.

In addition, the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics are awarded to faculty and students during this signature week. The prizes are intended to stimulate scholarship in the field of ethics, with an emphasis on ethics in professional life. The prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus, (’66, MBA ’73) in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus. Professor Briloff, who was first appointed to the Baruch College faculty in 1944, has been called “the most famous accountant in the world.” In the 1990s, he was among the very first to sound the alarm over self-serving and corrupt practices that damaged the integrity of accountancy, helped spawn the Enron debacle and led, ultimately, to the reforms of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Event: “Corporate Ethics in the New Decade: From Enron to the Meltdown and Where We Go From Here”
Date/Time: Thursday, March 25 from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Place: Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220
RSVP: 646-312-3231 or
http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/zcci/zcci-events/corporate-ethics-in-the-new-decade.

CONTACT: Jennifer Pauly
                 646-660-6129;
                 Jennifer.Pauly@baruch.cuny.edu