John Coffee Quotes


9 John Coffee quotes:



"I suspect this rush to settle the civil antitrust actions and the securities class action are the product of both an approaching deal with the government involving a plea of guilty to criminal price fixing, and also the approaching shareholders meeting."
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Cendant was the unrecognized harbinger of financial disasters to come. It was the harbinger in the late 1990s of how the quest for higher stock prices led managers astray."
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"The one thing we can be confident of is that the books are cooked. We don't need to know who cooked the books to know that there is deep trouble for this company ... Bankruptcy reorganization looms and that the creditors are going to start looking for deep pockets to sue."
"The prosecutors saw the problem they were having in Arthur Anderson and so they got Congress to pass a much simpler statute."
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"I would expect that both sides now are struggling to control the board. It may be that there are directors who were appointed by each side, but outside independent directors are not going to be loyal to someone if there is strong persuasive evidence that that person was involved in fraud."
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"To the extent that [Lay] is making a statement of opinion, the government has to show not only that that statement was false but that he knew it to be false,"
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"To the extent that [Lay] is making a statement of opinion, the government has to show not only that that statement was false but that he knew it to be false, ... The problem with doing that is that Lay did make some significant purchases of Enron stock and held onto all of his Enron stock except for those shares he sold pursuant to margin calls."
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"A simple overhearing of information in an elevator, if that's what really happened, doesn't amount to a deceptive misappropriation."
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"There is no blushing when it comes to making these demands, as long as management is only negotiating with the compensation committee and not with shareholders."
Author: Coffee Quotes Category: Management Quotes



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