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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 190-Interview with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 189-Compliance Evangelist
The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure
Taking A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
What is a hostile work environment?
CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
From Behind the Bribe: The Sharp End of Compliance
Strong Market Outlook Drives Growth of Philippine Companies
Why do we have to go to mediation?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 178-Ben Locwin on Risk Assessments
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Marketing to Millennials
CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
Top Three Cybersecurity Misconceptions
Preparing a Company to Deal With Activist Investors
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
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As you may know, we have recently launched our new Agile Code of ConductTM. It’s a Web-based Code of Conduct that uses the Web to give employees the information and guidance they need. It kind of moves your Code from a static...more
In the trailer of a full animated video to be released on September 14th, 2015, I introduce many of the front-line rationalizations, temptations and emotions which impacted my conduct and decisions on the front-lines of...more
Rhonda Brauer is a senior managing director of corporate governance at Georgeson Inc. where she helps companies enhance their shareholder communications and analyze their governance practices. She recently joined Latham &...more
With executive compensation under fire from seemingly all directions these days, it’s nice to get some good news occasionally. In this case, that news comes via the Delaware Chancery Court’s recent decision in Friedman v....more
This post was originally written by Dylan Rochon, 2015 Foley & Lardner LLP Startup Connector.
The term “crowdfunding” is closely associated with websites such as Kickstarter.com and GoFundMe.com. These sites provide a...more
A stay of derivative litigation is hard to get even when there is another case pending elsewhere. But when, as here, the other litigation may expose the company to significant liability, a stay of the derivative action...more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
The following Philippine government agencies are involved in approving and/or regulating foreign direct...more
Dual class share structures have been thrust back into the spotlight by a recent flurry of initial public offerings of subordinate voting shares, a proposed going private transaction of a dual class share company and...more
Sheppard Mullin invites you to the second in a series of breakfast briefings in our Chicago office addressing domestic and global employment law developments, legislation, and trends affecting the workplace. Each briefing...more
Headlines of Brazil’s push to fight corruption are everywhere. The Petrobras scandal involves contracts worth billions of dollars, and prosecutors have uncovered a U.S. connection. The public is outraged and has called for...more
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Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) can lead to hefty penalties. Indeed, individuals who violate the FCPA, and their employers, could be on the hook for a variety of penalties described below. Companies...more
As shareholder activists continue to gain access to the boardroom with unprecedented frequency, it is more important than ever for executives and directors to be prepared for the possibility and have strategies in place to...more
Some consultants say yes. In this article, posted on CFO.com, two consultants argue that the use of the three-year time horizon frequently associated with performance-based restricted stock grants may not really be long...more
Mediation has become an invaluable tool in large chapter 11 cases. Traditionally viewed as a means for resolving discrete disputes between a debtor’s estate and an adversary party, in recent years mediation in certain complex...more
In 2003, the California Supreme Court ruled that a company’s contractual transfer of insurance rights to a subsequent purchaser was invalid, as it violated the policy condition against assignments without insurer consent....more
Cybersecurity information-sharing legislation passed the US House of Representatives this spring and is expected to be considered by the US Senate as soon as early August.
DLA Piper partner Saxby Chambliss, former senator...more
It’s no secret that IT and legal speak different languages. But, legal and IT must work hand-in-glove during e-discovery. Clear communication between IT and legal can go a long way to bridging e-discovery gaps and optimizing...more
Previously we covered setting the foundation for a better G&E compliance program. In the second piece of The Case for a Better Gifts & Entertainment Compliance Program, we’ll look at the key components to having an effective...more
A major organizational ethics breach – something every Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO) desperately wants to avoid – has catastrophic potential. What should the CECO do in preparation for a breach? What does the...more
On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster found Dole Food Co., Inc. (“Dole”) Chief Executive Officer, David Murdock, and General Counsel, C. Michael Carter, liable to investors for $148 million in fraud...more
Former directors are entitled to advancement when they are sued “by reason of the fact” that they acted as directors in committing allegedly bad conduct. That test can be hard to apply. However, as this case makes clear, when...more
On 18 June 2015, the Paris criminal tribunal rendered its judgment in one of the two cases that have reached French courts in relation to allegation of bribery in the context of the Oil For Food (OFF) program. In an important...more
Q: You recently took the helm of Carolina Premier. What has been the biggest surprise to you in your new role as a CEO? What has been the biggest surprise about Carolina Premier?
A: Well, bankers are known not to...more
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