Corporate Governance

Corporate Counsel in the Crosshairs

In regulatory and criminal investigative matters, an in-house attorney often faces a dilemma – how to balance the duty of loyalty to the corporation against…

New Standards for Aiding and Abetting

In a recent case, SEC v. Joseph F. Apuzzo, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals made it significantly easier for the SEC…

What to Expect in the 2013 
Say-On-Pay Season

The introduction of mandatory say-on-pay pressured companies and compensation committees to ensure that pay programs were aligned with company performance and strong governance practices. Where…

Valuation Key to Managing IP

This article summarizes procedures to measure, control and exploit a company’s intellectual property. The author, a certified public accountant accredited in business valuation, says that…

The Evolving Role of the General Counsel

A recent Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP poll of 1,300 business professionals found that nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that market volatility has driven increased…

Can Internal Investigations be Kept From Shareholders?

Addressing the question that titles this article, the author first considers the case of Mark Hurd, former chairman, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company, as…

Friendly Fire from the SEC

In November of 2011, the SEC approved new rules imposing additional listing and disclosure requirements for companies seeking to go public through a reverse merger…

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