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The

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002





Section 206 -- Conflicts of Interest


Section 10A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    "(l) Conflicts of Interest.--It shall be unlawful for a registered public accounting firm to perform for an issuer any audit service required by this title, if a chief executive officer, controller, chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, or any person serving in an equivalent position for the issuer, was employed by that registered independent public accounting firm and participated in any capacity in the audit of that issuer during the 1-year period preceding the date of the initiation of the audit.".




Legislative History


July 30, 2002, 107 P.L. 204, Title II, § 206, 116 Stat. 745.



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