Corporate Governance

 
 
  • In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets

    In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC...

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  • Why Hackers Love C-Level Executives

    “Every statistic I’ve seen shows that executives are the least likely to adhere to policies that they expect everyone else to follow,” observes one security consultant. “In part, this is because they are the people most willing...

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  • Fear Of Sex Transgressions Is Bridling Holiday Parties

    What a difference a year makes. A survey released in November by executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas finds pronounced shifts in how companies are planning for holidays parties this year, likely the result of the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • In-House Privilege “More Difficult” Says Fed Court

    A recent decision from a federal district court in Louisiana provides a “ short but instructive privilege opinion for in-house lawyers,” writes Todd Presnell in his Presnell on Privileges blog. Privilege is more difficult to apply in-house,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Court Oks Privilege For Non-Attorney Emails

    A recent opinion from the Northern District of Illinois sided with defendant Experian, in a case where a plaintiff wanted to see email exchanges involving Experian non-attorney employees. The question in this matter devolved, in part, to...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    If An Employee Claims Sexual Harassment, Whose Interest Does HR Represent?

    Revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and with it a growing awareness that sexual harassment may be deeply ingrained in the work culture of companies that have ignored or kept it under wraps, have led to questions...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Equifax Cyber Insurance Won’t Cover The Hit

    The expense of the breach could be “ multiples higher than the insurance payout” after the monumental hack...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Are Spoof Victims Covered By Computer Fraud Insurance?

    Spoofing, sometimes known as “payment instruction fraud,” typically involves a phony invoice or an instruction to wire funds to an offshore account. These schemes, although rare, have become increasingly sophisticated and have bilked victims out of millions....

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • No More Enrons: Why DOJ Doesn’t Prosecute Executives

    Many critics have assumed that after the financial crisis of 2008, despite overwhelming evidence of fraud, there was a conscious decision to back off on prosecuting executives – possibly because of the influence of Wall Street in the...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • The New ISO Anti-Bribery Standard

    Ensuring compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws from foreign jurisdictions (e.g. the UK’s Bribery Act) is not just a matter of doing right. It’s a line item, and one that can be especially...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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