Compliance

SEC Investigating GE Over Insurance Losses

In an Oct. 6 filing, GE disclosed that it had received a Wells Notice from the SEC warning the company that it plans to bring…

Covid-19 Is Increasing Fraud, But Companies Can Protect Themselves

Declining corporate revenues, a dispersed workforce, and an increasingly desperate population is proving to be a potent recipe for fraud. Based on their experience as…

The Handy Wallet Card That Says “I’m Friends With The Police”

Sometimes called courtesy cards, tens of thousands have been distributed by police union members to simpatico friends and acquaintances, primarily in a few big cities.…

Why Employers Are Vulnerable To “Take-Home” Covid Lawsuits

It’s a growing litigation niche that could generate billions in liabilities, following a pattern that became familiar in asbestos litigation. These cases allege company liability “even though the plaintiff…

CII Charges SEC With Weakening Investors’ Power

The Council of Institutional Investors is raising the alarm about the SEC’s Sept. 23rd approval of fundamental changes that will deprive many shareholders of the…

Beware of Politically Exposed Persons, If You Can Figure Out What They Are

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) wants compliance professionals to be particularly wary of politically exposed persons, which it refers to as “foreign…

Compliance Strategies for Non-Competes

Non-compete agreements are an important tool. They protect against unfair competition from an employee who decides to take what she has learned about a company’s…

Defending a New York FCA Tax Investigation

Since 2010, the New York False Claims Act (FCA) has included tax as a potential basis for false claims, allowing private plaintiffs and the New…

Advertising Checklist for In-House Counsel

Along with making their advertising materials eye-catching and influential, consumer-facing companies need to ensure that their representations about products and services comply with advertising laws.…

One Issue Trump & Biden Agree On, And It Could Spell Trouble For Internet Giants

A report from the non-partisan Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) compares the two candidates’ positions on a range of technology-related issues, and it finds their…

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