I guess a sign of the pervasiveness of the law is the idea that Sarbanes-Oxley savvy can jump-start a career.
Fortune notes five ways to hasten the ascent up the corporate ladder. Number 2 with a bullet is:
Embrace Sarbanes-Oxley. If you haven’t already, take a course or two on Sarbox and its myriad implications. (The American Management Association, trade groups and most colleges offer them.) Says exec coach Bill Morin: “If you want to get ahead, you have to talk intelligently about this stuff.”
Knowledge of SOX is important; but the other four ideas resonate more clearly with me. My fave for the GC trade is #3, “Stay squeaky clean,” since that provides a strong platform to lead in all areas.