Corporate Governance

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…

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…

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