Compliance

 
 
  • A Few Rules Of Thumb About Press Releases

    Press releases, even social media posts, can draw attention from both regulators and the plaintiff bar. “Treat your posts on social media with the same caution as SEC filings and formal press releases,” say the authors of...

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  • Auditors Punished For Finding Compliance Flaws

    After the Enron and WorldCom scandals that exposed failures by accountants, Congress passed a 2002 law forcing auditors to call out significant flaws in their clients’ internal controls. Writing in Quartz, Max de Haldevang says that seventeen...

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  • Oil Companies Taking the Lead On Ethics

    All multinationals hire fixers to win business in complex environments. They provide introductions to decision-makers, intelligence, and an in-country presence. Some are established firms, but as often as not they are well-connected individuals who sometimes serve as...

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  • DOJ’s Antitrust Division Ignores Compliance Programs

    In a presentation at NYU on July 8 the head of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division will give a presentation at NYU on incentives for compliance programs. Blogger Joe Murphy wonders if this will finally be the time...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Third Party Workplace Compliance Investigations

    All major corporations have HR departments and policies to combat workplace discrimination and harassment, yet the impact of the #MeToo movement and its consequences demonstrates that current systems are failing to meet the needs of both businesses...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • GDPR One Year Later

    One year ago, the EU’s GDPR went into effect. The increased focus on privacy has led regulators to consider whether their laws should follow the EU’s approach of treating privacy as a fundamental human right, or the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • A Few Rules of Thumb About Press Releases

    Like public reports filed with the SEC, press releases can draw the attention of regulators and the plaintiffs’ bar. Treat social media posts with the same caution as SEC filings and formal press releases, as regulators, plaintiffs’...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • What General Counsel Should Ask Tax Directors

    Since tax departments report up through the finance rather than legal function in most companies, it is easy for chief legal officers to be disconnected from one of the most legally complex and risky parts of an...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Companies Strengthening Ethical Scrutiny

    According to the KPMG 2019 CCO Survey, Insights on Ethics & Compliance, companies across all main industries are actively planning to strengthen their ability to detect and prevent ethical misconduct. The strategies they employ include investigations, monitoring...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Global Compliance Developments

    A blog on the Convercent site highlights recent developments in compliance worldwide, including new EU-wide whistleblower protections. The law must be approved by EU ministers and Member States will have two years to reach compliance after approval....

    • Posted 4 months ago
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