Corporate Governance

 
 
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    Lawyer’s Presence Made Firing Deliberations Privileged

    The presence of an in-house lawyer on a company’s “Termination Review Committee” was enough to render the committee’s deliberations privileged, per a ruling in the Southern District of New York. A woman who had been fired from...

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    Uber’s CEO To Take Leave of Absence

    Travis Kalanick, the tempestuous chief executive of Uber, will take a leave of absence from the ride-sharing giant just as it adopts new policies to improve its workplace environment. Though Uber has been enmeshed in a public...

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    Sustainability Accounting Standards As The New GAAP

    A hundred years ago, basic corporate financials were considered nobody’s business but the company’s. It took the depression of the 1930s to begin seriously chipping away at that mindset. A milestone was reached in the 1970s when...

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    Improve Compliance Programs to Avoid Government Investigations

    Government investigations by enforcement or regulatory authorities cost companies millions in legal fees and settlements and can become a major distraction, and worse. Employee misconduct is a factor in many of these cases, but it’s virtually impossible...

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    GC Was Diligent But He Blew It, Says Columnist

    The investment advisory firm had been around for more than 30 years, burnishing a reputation for “for probity and integrity.” Now it’s defunct, after failing to weather a scathing SEC final order that cited the company for...

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    Buffet: Healthcare Costs, Not Taxes, Cripple U.S. Companies

    Corporate leaders are misguided in their preoccupation with the issue of taxes, according to Warren Buffet. What’s stifling growth for U.S. companies and weighing them down in relation to their world competitors is the cost of U.S....

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    SEC Comes Down On Fake “Bullish” Articles

    The SEC has filed fraud charges against more than two dozen entities for their part in schemes to promote stocks by publishing paid articles disguised as objective reports written by analysts. In its press release announcing the...

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    “Feminist” Boss, Toxic Workplace

    A former employee for Thinx – a company that makes “period underwear” for menstruating women – is suing co-founder Miki Agrawal, claiming she engaged in routine sexual harassment. The complaint, filed with the New York Commission on...

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    Palantir Blocked Investors From Selling Stock, Lawsuit Claims

    A longtime investor has filed suit against Silicon Valley startup Palantir, claiming the company has routinely misled shareholders and kept them from selling shares. In its suit, investment firm KT4 Partners says Palantir deprived investors of basic...

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    Regulatory Enforcement Post-Election

    The Trump administration will likely seek to scale back many forms of regulatory enforcement, but the President campaigned on a law-and-order platform, and that makes it likely that prosecutors will continue to focus on cases involving fraud,...

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