• Subsidiaries, Affiliates And Privilege Protection

    When the in-house lawyer communicates with someone from an “affiliated entity,” it complicates the question of attorney-client privilege – or does it? In some ways the process of making the determination is identical, says Todd Presnell in...

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  • Cyber Insurance Said To Be Fueling Ransomware Attacks

    An article from ProPublica makes the case that the economics of the insurance business is resulting in decisions that effectively fuel ransomware attacks, and there is evidence that ransomware hackers are specifically targeting companies that do have...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • A Few Rules Of Thumb About Press Releases

    Press releases, even social media posts, can draw attention from both regulators and the plaintiff bar. “Treat your posts on social media with the same caution as SEC filings and formal press releases,” say the authors of...

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  • Is The ABA Defending Money Laundering?

    A British lawyer and specialist in investigations and asset recovery says the ABA has come out against proposed legislation that would make it more difficult for company principals to hide their identities.

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

    The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Big Payday For GC, But With A Gender Gap

    Average annual salary increased in 2018, with the greatest increases showing up in publicly-traded companies. The highest levels were found in...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Cyber Lawsuits Are Targeting Boards of Directors

    Before cyber-breaches were that big a deal – or at least it before they were making headlines and costing some major companies multi-millions of dollars – a decision in Delaware’s chancery court paved the way for today’s...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • You Can’t Beat It, So You Better Insure It

    That’s the message from the insurance industry, or at least as relayed from one San Francisco-based cyber-specialty insurance company that recently received $40 million in venture capital funding. That message, presumably, is based on what appears to...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • A “Chilling Caution” On Expectation Of Privilege, From A Blackberry Case

    The market analyst’s report was bad news for BlackBerry, coming shortly after the company released an updated smartphone in 2013. The report said that following the rollout of the product there had been by an extraordinarily high...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Getting Full Value From Hotline Reports

    Hotlines can be more effective than fraud examiners when it comes to ferreting out misconduct – and that contention comes from none other than the fraud examiners themselves. A study from a trade group, The Association of...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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