• 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 Experian non-attorney employees. The question in this matter devolved, in part, to...

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    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 that have ignored or kept it under wraps, have led to questions...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 rare, have become increasingly sophisticated and have bilked victims out of millions....

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  • 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 doing right. It’s a line item, and one that can be especially...

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  • 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 Southern District of New York. A woman who had been fired from...

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  • 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 improve its workplace environment. Though Uber has been enmeshed in a public...

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  • 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 away at that mindset. A milestone was reached in the 1970s when...

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  • 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 is a factor in many of these cases, but it’s virtually impossible...

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  • 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 to weather a scathing SEC final order that cited the company for...

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