Rethinking The Legal Function

For many heads of legal departments, the opportunity to further develop their business acumen is one of the major incentives of the job. However, […]

What General Counsel Should Know About Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease poses a serious liability risk to those responsible for the development, design, engineering, construction, manufacture, installation, maintenance and repair of buildings, building […]

Don’t Get Ambushed By Administrative Dissolution

“Administrative dissolution” means taking away the rights, powers, and authority of a corporation. Administrative dissolution is an action taken by the administrator overseeing business […]

FTC’s New Scrutiny Of Social Media Campaigns

Fresh on the heels of recent enforcement actions involving endorsements on social media, the Federal Trade Commission updated its answers to some frequently asked […]

Analytics Can Detect FCPA And Other Risks

The DOJ and SEC are imposing record penalties and settlements under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including a record-breaking $772 million penalty to resolve […]

Lessons From Delaware’s Recent El Paso Decision

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently awarded $171 million in damages against the general partner of a master limited partnership (MLP). The ruling, in […]

Feds Seeking Fact Admissions In False Claims Cases

The False Claims Act settlement process typically involves two steps: agreement on the principal terms, and negotiating the written settlement agreement. The settlement itself […]

Contractors Brace For “Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces”

Executive Order E.O. 13673 (“Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”) was issued in July of 2014. Given the breadth of this executive action, it is […]

Hard Lessons From A Grisly Accident

Following the horrific death of an employee, Bumble Bee Foods announced its agreement to pay $6 million in a criminal settlement, the largest of […]

Criminal Background Checks A Dilemma For Employers

There is currently no federal law that prohibits using conviction information in the hire decision or refusing to hire someone with convictions. That may […]