After Enron: "Nothing Can Be Off the Table"

SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt defends his reform agenda and discusses how the scandal has altered his perceptions of the problems

Superlawyer Harvey L. Pitt became chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission in September, 2001, as a champion of self-policing and a conciliatory approach to corporations, accountants, and Wall Street. But Enron's collapse and rising public disgust over a wave of corporate bookkeeping scandals are forcing the 57-year-old conservative to beef up oversight, instead (see BW Cover Story, 3/25/02, "The Reluctant Reformer").

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