Compliance

A High-Profile Scolding For Crypto, And A Fisheye From The SEC

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Just at the moment when the value of crypto assets was starting to plummet, some notably gravitas-heavy voices were giving it a decisive thumbs down, […]

Employee Blows the Whistle On Tainted Baby Formula

A complaint sent to the Food and Drug Administration by an employee at Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Mich. production facility claimed the company was hiding safety […]

Intuit Settles With AGs

A 2019 ProPublica report on Intuit’s ads for a “free” TurboTax service that wasn’t free prompted New York Attorney General Letitia James to sue. All […]

FCPA Violations Lead To Money Laundering Charges

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act training should include a component devoted to money laundering. In the past five years more than 80 percent of those indicted […]

How To Respond To Whistleblower Demands

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The company receives a letter from a former employee, alleging the company has engaged in a financial fraud and demanding a seven-figure payment, or else […]

Looking Climate Change In The Eye

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A thought-provoking interview with an iconoclast, in the New York Times magazine, comes with no real concrete prescription except possibly look to natural gas for […]

Guidance On Risks Related To Cryptocurrency

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New York State’s Department of Financial Services has issued new guidance for controlling risks related to cryptocurrency, including money laundering and other illicit activity. According […]

Why Companies Underestimate the Risk Of AI

A survey from law firm Baker McKenzie finds that adoption of AI into company management functions – notably but not exclusively into hiring and other […]

Pollution Exclusion Cases

If the SEC’s proposed climate risk disclosure rule is adopted, public companies’ directors and officers liability risks will increase. D&O insurance is designed to respond […]

Who Wants To Be First To Disclose This Ubiquitous Risk?

The pandemic that everyone talks about, has spawned a wider pandemic, but mum’s the word on that one. Two years of constant fear of infection, […]