Michael Kendall was quoted extensively in a November 2008 Corporate Secretary article on the increased prosecution risks that corporate executives face. He noted that the trend involves "more aggression against corporations and executives, more aggression in who you go after and the theories used to go after them, more aggression in the financial penalties being sought and the length of sentences being imposed on executives." Mr. Kendall ascribed the increased prosecution both to public desire and to what he called "bureaucratic inertia toward continuing aggressiveness by prosecutors – you never hear of penalties becoming less onerous, do you? It is always more, more, more." Mr. Kendall advised board members that "scrupulous adherence to correct process is the best advice" for avoiding trouble, … "as long as the basic touchstones of good governance are applied: appropriate disclosure, experience, expertise and independence."