Steve Scholes was quoted in the January issue of D&O Advisor regarding Sarbanes-Oxley and barring defendants in fraud cases from serving as directors or officers of public companies. The D&O bar from serving as an officer or director may last five, ten or 15 years, or a lifetime. It's a "career death sentence" Mr. Scholes commented. Even a five-year bar could stigmatize executives or board members for the rest of their working lives, he continued. There are currently no statistics on the number of directors and officers who resist a D&O bar. Although it is believed that such cases are rare, Mr. Scholes predicts they are likely to grow, "We're at the precipice of a change."