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Companies are devoting more time and attention to building a robust anti-corruption compliance program. As they do so, it is important to design the right structure for the compliance program -- from the Corporate Board, to the C-Suite…more
FCPA risks are significant when companies acquire other companies. The Justice Department and the SEC have imposed "successor" liability on companies for past bribery violations committed by an acquired company. Pre-closing due…more
This article presents a brief outline of potential major legal pitfalls in the psychiatrist-patient relationship. Terminating the psychiatrist-patient relationship. This legal pitfall in psychiatric practice focuses upon…more
Agreement Will Strengthen Collaboration Aimed at Educating Immigrant Workers of Their Rights Under U.S. Anti-Discrimination Laws - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Ministry of Foreign…more
Bitcoin Regulatory Update: CFPB Issues Consumer Advisory Regarding Virtual Currencies, Begins Accepting Complaints
On August 11, 2014, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (“CFBP”) issued a consumer advisory warning customers of the potential risks associated with virtual currencies…more
The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief…more
Many Maine landlords use the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors Commercial Lease as their ‘one-size-fits-all’ lease form. The form covers most topics that most landlords and tenants want to address. Landlords and tenants are…more
In the first two posts in this series, we considered the typical law firm complaint that such efficiency-producing disciplines as Legal Project Management (LPM) and Legal Process Improvement (LPI) may actually encourage legal…more
People interested in filing bankruptcy are often fearful that their neighbors and co-workers will find out. Let's take a look at what's so about that…more
Here’s something to ponder on: “Whether the Truth in Lending Act entitles homeowners to rescind their mortgage commitment by notifying the lender in writing within the period specified by the statute, or whether the homeowner must…more
This post covers a recent opinion from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruling against the IRS and in favor of a pro se litigant on a claim for improper disclosure of return information…more
I have been warned not to waive my attorney-client privilege during my civil lawsuit, what does that mean?
If you are in a lawsuit now or facing a lawsuit, either as a plaintiff or a defendant, you need to learn about the attorney-client privilege. To learn about this, you need to read this post! Name: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.…more