Michael G. Oxley, former Congressman and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, serves clients in the areas of corporate governance, investigations, and government policy. In addition to his position with BakerHostetler, Mr. Oxley also is Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. After a 25-year career representing Ohio's Fourth Congressional District, Congressman Oxley is best known for his co-authorship of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which restored Americans' confidence in the capital markets early in the decade and created a new accounting oversight board for publicly traded companies.
At BakerHostetler, Mike is part of the Government Policy group, which represents multinational and corporate clients seeking to resolve or avert problems related to federal and/or state policy through legislative or administrative solutions. The team includes a former U.S. Ambassador, senior executive branch officials and state legislators. Additionally, Mike assists private and public companies with establishing governance policies and compliance programs, as well as with confidential investigations related to noncompliance concerns. He also supports the firm's premier White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice, which represents clients involved with complex white collar crime, regulatory investigations, and litigation. The practice team has represented top tier banking and investment firms by establishing monitorship programs in conjunction with government regulators in accordance with best practice standards.