Compliance

Whistleblower Claims Cigna Defrauded Medicare For Billions

In a recently unsealed lawsuit, a whistleblower alleges that the health care insurer Cigna engaged in a scheme to submit invalid diagnostic codes. The whistleblower,…

Challenging Job Opening For Aspiring Tech GC

The successful candidate for the post of Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Facebook. Menlo Park, Cal., will hold a highly visible…

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…

Expect Pandemic-Related Addiction Among Employees

The coronavirus pandemic is dominating the news, but the current addiction epidemic is critical as well. In fact, the two are inextricably linked. Calls to…

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