Corporate Governance

Facebook Legal Takes A Media Hit

In a New York Times article about alleged misuse of the Facebook platform by Russian operatives, the slant is clearly tilted against legal, which comes…

In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets

In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC…

Why Hackers Love C-Level Executives

“Every statistic I’ve seen shows that executives are the least likely to adhere to policies that they expect everyone else to follow,” observes one security…

Fear Of Sex Transgressions Is Bridling Holiday Parties

What a difference a year makes. A survey released in November by executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas finds pronounced shifts in how companies…

In-House Privilege “More Difficult” Says Fed Court

A recent decision from a federal district court in Louisiana provides a “ short but instructive privilege opinion for in-house lawyers,” writes Todd Presnell in…

Court Oks Privilege For Non-Attorney Emails

A recent opinion from the Northern District of Illinois sided with defendant Experian, in a case where a plaintiff wanted to see email exchanges involving…

sexual harassment
If An Employee Claims Sexual Harassment, Whose Interest Does HR Represent?

Revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and with it a growing awareness that sexual harassment may be deeply ingrained in the work culture of companies…

Equifax Cyber Insurance Won’t Cover The Hit

The expense of the breach could be “ multiples higher than the insurance payout” after the monumental hack…

Are Spoof Victims Covered By Computer Fraud Insurance?

Spoofing, sometimes known as “payment instruction fraud,” typically involves a phony invoice or an instruction to wire funds to an offshore account. These schemes, although…

No More Enrons: Why DOJ Doesn’t Prosecute Executives

Many critics have assumed that after the financial crisis of 2008, despite overwhelming evidence of fraud, there was a conscious decision to back off on…

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