Corporate Governance

The New ISO Anti-Bribery Standard

Ensuring compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws from foreign jurisdictions (e.g. the UK’s Bribery Act) is not just a matter of…

Lawyer’s Presence Made Firing Deliberations Privileged

The presence of an in-house lawyer on a company’s “Termination Review Committee” was enough to render the committee’s deliberations privileged, per a ruling in the…

Uber’s CEO To Take Leave of Absence

Travis Kalanick, the tempestuous chief executive of Uber, will take a leave of absence from the ride-sharing giant just as it adopts new policies to…

Sustainability Accounting Standards As The New GAAP

A hundred years ago, basic corporate financials were considered nobody’s business but the company’s. It took the depression of the 1930s to begin seriously chipping…

Improve Compliance Programs to Avoid Government Investigations

Government investigations by enforcement or regulatory authorities cost companies millions in legal fees and settlements and can become a major distraction, and worse. Employee misconduct…

GC Was Diligent But He Blew It, Says Columnist

The investment advisory firm had been around for more than 30 years, burnishing a reputation for “for probity and integrity.” Now it’s defunct, after failing…

Buffet: Healthcare Costs, Not Taxes, Cripple U.S. Companies

Corporate leaders are misguided in their preoccupation with the issue of taxes, according to Warren Buffet. What’s stifling growth for U.S. companies and weighing them…

SEC Comes Down On Fake “Bullish” Articles

The SEC has filed fraud charges against more than two dozen entities for their part in schemes to promote stocks by publishing paid articles disguised…

“Feminist” Boss, Toxic Workplace

A former employee for Thinx – a company that makes “period underwear” for menstruating women – is suing co-founder Miki Agrawal, claiming she engaged in…

Palantir Blocked Investors From Selling Stock, Lawsuit Claims

A longtime investor has filed suit against Silicon Valley startup Palantir, claiming the company has routinely misled shareholders and kept them from selling shares. In…

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