American Law Institute

Corporate Governance Standards
Capital Market Competitiveness

European Corporate Governance Institute
9th October 2007
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

A free all-day conference co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute
Paul Sarbanes
Former US Senator
co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

A Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., February 3, 1933; attended the public schools of Salisbury; graduated, Princeton University 1954; attended Balliol College, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar 1954-1957; graduated, Harvard Law School 1960.

Aadmitted to the Maryland bar in 1960 and commenced practice in Baltimore; law clerk, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Judicial Circuit 1960-1961; legislative draftsman, Maryland Department of Legislative Reference, Maryland General Assembly 1961; administrative assistant to chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisers 1962-1963; executive director, Charter Revision Commission of Baltimore City 1963-1964; member, Maryland house of delegates 1967-1971.

Elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; reelected to the Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected in 1976 to the United States Senate and reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994 and 2000 for the term ending January 3, 2007; chair, Joint Economic Committee (One Hundredth through One Hundred Second Congresses), Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]); not a candidate for reelection in 2006.

The ALI and the ECGI are grateful for support for the 2007 Conference from
The European Commission