What Eliot Spitzer’s Mission Means to You

As he seeks to leverage his crusade against corporate corruption into the [Empire] Statehouse, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is having a profound impact on U.S.
business. As goes Spitzer, so goes States AGs throughout the country. As a result, companies throughout the world will need to re-strategize their own responses if investigators
do indeed rethink how they will be pursuing (or not pursuing) their own initiatives in court and in the media, according to CARMA International, which recently conducted a global
media analysis of Eliot Spitzer on behalf of Levick Strategic Communications. CARMA examined 62 editorial and opinion pieces in major U.S. business and consumer publications
between Jan. 1, 2003, and June 30, 2004, discussing Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer continues to outperform federal regulators in the court of public opinion; many of those regulators
continue to be perceived as having fallen down on the job earlier in the decade amid a rash of corporate scandals. Even if Spitzer doesn't run for public office, public perception
of him will nonetheless shape the day-to-day realities confronting U.S. business. Some of the findings: