The new federal law designed to crack down on corporate corruption is the topic of the Technology Executives Roundtable meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The program, “What Tech Directors and Officers Need to Know About Sarbanes-Oxley, the New Federal Law Affecting Corporate Governance,” will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM at Villa Christina restaurant in Atlanta. It will be a joint meeting of the CEO Forum and CFO Forum.

Jeff Schulte, senior partner in the securities group of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, will moderate the panel. Panelists include Billy Parker, a partner in the Information, Communications & Entertainment practice at KPMG LLP; Bill Evans, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Witness Systems; David Calhoun, a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin’s corporate group, and others.

The panel will review ways that the recently enacted Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as new SEC regulations, will change boards of directors and audit committees. The group will also examine how the changes specifically impact technology companies, both public and private. The panelists will also explore liability issues, concerns about granting loans to executives, and the challenge of recruiting qualified directors.

Reservations are required for qualified CEOs and CFOs, and space is limited. The cost is $35 for non-members. To request an invitation and qualification guidelines, contact Polly Harper at (404) 252-9700, or polly@wmleonard.com. Registration for the event ends Thursday, September 12.

The event is sponsored by Abovo Group, Korn/Ferry International, KPMG LLP, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, and Wm. Leonard & Co.

The Technology Executives Roundtable is made up of more than 100 chief executives from Atlanta technology companies. Its informal monthly meetings offer targeted and informative programs designed to address practical issues facing CEOs. Membership is limited to CEOs and CFOs of technology companies with a minimum of 10 full-time employees up to a maximum of 500 employees. One member per company may join the CEO Forum and CFO Forum.

Technology Executives Roundtable: www.ter-atlanta.com