Corporate Governance

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…

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…

Is The ABA Defending Money Laundering?

A British lawyer and specialist in investigations and asset recovery says the ABA has come out against proposed legislation that would make it more difficult for company principals to hide their identities.

Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

Big Payday For GC, But With A Gender Gap

Average annual salary increased in 2018, with the greatest increases showing up in publicly-traded companies. The highest levels were found in…

Cyber Lawsuits Are Targeting Boards of Directors

Before cyber-breaches were that big a deal – or at least it before they were making headlines and costing some major companies multi-millions of dollars…

You Can’t Beat It, So You Better Insure It

That’s the message from the insurance industry, or at least as relayed from one San Francisco-based cyber-specialty insurance company that recently received $40 million in…

A “Chilling Caution” On Expectation Of Privilege, From A Blackberry Case

The market analyst’s report was bad news for BlackBerry, coming shortly after the company released an updated smartphone in 2013. The report said that following…

Getting Full Value From Hotline Reports

Hotlines can be more effective than fraud examiners when it comes to ferreting out misconduct – and that contention comes from none other than the…

Does Your D&O Policy Cover Cyber Breach?

With the emergence of cyber-breach risk, there is a whole new category of liability for company directors and officers. It’s new, that is, in the…

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