Corporate Governance

Companies Want GC to Foresee Risk

This article is an analysis based on a KPMG International survey entitled “Beyond the Law: KPMG’s Global Study of How General Counsel are Turning Risk […]

Say-On-Pay Update

“No” recommendations appear to be down so far this year. Advice remains the same: Watch out for the so-called “pay-for-performance-disconnect,” and when challenged, don’t fold. […]

ISS Beefs up its Governance Analytics

A governance scorecard that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) provides for its institutional clients will now include information from selected third party providers. The ISS  […]

GCs and Compliance Officers Battle for Turf

Survey: Compliance professionals say it’s a full time job — theirs. They don’t want to report to the GC either.

Top In-House Legal Salaries are Up, Reflecting Greater CLO Role

February/March 2013 Lauren M. Chung, HBR Consulting With greater responsibility comes greater reward, as the saying goes, and it has proven true for chief legal […]

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 […]