Corporate Governance

 
 
  • Don’t Let Working From Home Compromise Attorney-Client Privilege

    As a public health matter it’s become a no-brainer, but as a legal matter working at home comes with its own set of risks. There is one in particular that is hard to avoid, although it can...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • MeToo Has Changed Everything, From Workplace To M&A

    The breathtaking demise of celebrities may be the most dramatic result of the #MeToo movement, as Jerry Seinfeld once mused during an interview. “That’s an aspect of this unease we feel, that you just wake up —...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Corporate Investigations: What A New Survey Tells Us

    Being subject to investigations has become a fact of corporate life, and investigations are expected to become more common, according to a recent survey of legal and compliance professionals. Among the drivers of this trend are increased...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Privilege Caution When In-House Attorney Is 30(b)(6) Witness

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a court ruled that a company must produce privileged documents that an in-house attorney used to refresh her memory prior to being deposed as a 30(b)(6) witness. The key here was...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Managing Mountains of Data: Q&A with H5

    Identifying and retaining data that has business value is critical, but that same data can pose risks. Today’s General Counsel interviewed Sheila Mackay and Karla Wehbe of the technology services firm H5 on how to manage these...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Subsidiaries, Affiliates And Privilege Protection

    When the in-house lawyer communicates with someone from an “affiliated entity,” it complicates the question of attorney-client privilege – or does it? In some ways the process of making the determination is identical, says Todd Presnell in...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Study Confirms: Employees Are Biggest Data-Security Threat

    Sixty-nine percent of organizations said they had been breached due to an insider threat. Symptomatic of how intractable the problem has become: Two thirds of the respondents themselves said they had brought data from former employers to...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Governance NGO Tackles Ivory Trade

    The Basel Institute on Governance, a non-profit that counters corruption and works to improve the quality of corporate governance, has established a program focused on intelligence-led action against financial crime in the illegal wildlife trade. In a...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Cyber Insurance Said To Be Fueling Ransomware Attacks

    An article from ProPublica makes the case that the economics of the insurance business is resulting in decisions that effectively fuel ransomware attacks, and there is evidence that ransomware hackers are specifically targeting companies that do have...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • 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...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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