Corporate Governance

Oil Industry Corruption

In an interview with Alexandra Gillies, Richard Bistrong discusses her work and her recently-published book, Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World. She decided…

End Times Near? Executives Cutting Their Own Salaries

By the end of March, hundreds of companies worldwide had announced “drastic cuts” to the pay of senior executives…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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