Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
Corruption Risk in the Defense Sector
Why You Should Have a White Collar Litigator on Speed Dial
Big Data: A Good Return on Investment for Your Business?
A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 198-Leona Lewis on her new podcast, the Masters of Disaster
Cyber Caremark: Protecting Your Board from Shareholder Derivative Litigation After a Data Loss Event
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
What will happen at my mediation?
How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
Information-sharing legislation is coming: Senator Chambliss shares 4 top points for companies
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
Management of payment mechanisms in PFI/PPP schemes by the public sector has generally become more active in recent years. Amongst the many factors at play are balancing proper management and application, and avoiding the...more
FEDERAL, state and local budgets are in disarray in the United States. Funding at all levels is challenged, if not essentially unavailable, further exacerbated with political polarization in full swing. At the same time, in...more
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) was a public-private partnership (PPP) model introduced by the United Kingdom government back in 1992 as a tool to engage the private sector to design, construct, finance and operate...more
Current funding levels for public infrastructure in the United States are inadequate. Existing infrastructure is crumbling due to long-deferred maintenance and new infrastructure needed by the public is not being built. ...more
On July 31, 2013, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”), in coordination with the Indiana Department of Transportation (“INDOT”), shortlisted four teams for its I-69 Section 5 Project (the “Project”) located between...more
During the afterglow of the closings for the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road projects, transportation officials across the country viewed public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a panacea for the challenges caused by...more
After achieving several P3 project milestones and awards in 2012, Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia released a draft document entitled “2013...more
When considering security requirements to support project contracts, parties often wonder what form of security is appropriate - a performance bond, parent company guarantee, bank guarantee or letter of...more
In “what appears to be an issue of first impression, not only in California, but in the entire country,” the California Court of Appeal in Series AGI West Linn of Appian Group Investors De LLC v. Eves (June 14, 2013)...more
As we previously reported in April, organizations that annually recognize top projects and industry organizations worldwide have proven that they are no longer focusing solely on mega-projects that are part of major...more
Legislation encouraging the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to address Maryland’s growing infrastructure needs has been passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor O’Malley with bipartisan...more
Public-Private Partnerships, also known as P3, are evident in Florida. A P3 is a contractual relationship between a public agency and private entity that agree to share risk and rewards of a project. Historically, these...more
A recent article in the PPP Bulletin, “Change we can believe in?”, explains that “PPPs are the new normal” for infrastructure projects in the United States, and public-private partnerships are being relied upon for responses...more
Last week, a jury in Los Angeles federal court in a case entitled FDIC v. Van Dellen, et al. found three former officers of the failed IndyMac Bank liable for $168 million in losses in construction loans suffered by the...more
What Is an ESOP?
First and foremost, an ESOP is an employee benefit plan that is qualified for tax-favored treatment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (IRC). However, an ESOP can also be a tool of...more
On Friday, April 6, 2012, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 517 which contains a provision extending the Distressed Condominium Relief Act (Act) otherwise due to sunset July 1, 2012.
The Act was adopted in 2010 as a way to...more
Joint ventures and consortiums have become increasingly important as a medium through which international contractors can undertake significant projects. As producers, traders and owners seek to expand...more
Originally published in the Colorado Real Estate Journal, November 16, 2011 - December 1, 2011.
It is no secret that Colorado’s budget crisis has immobilized transportation funding, as is the case nationally....more
Directors and their advisers can be exposed to large losses if they overlook the need for formal shareholder approval of property transactions, including grant of leases, between a company and its director or his associates....more
Developers can be personally exposed if they control risk on a development through the limited liability of an SPV vehicle. A recent case holds directors persoanlly liable for the SPV's debts after they should have realised...more
Improving Contractors Accounts Receivable Management
Nearly every contractor must deal with clients who pay late or not at all. All clients expect prompt and professional services, but they do not always meet...more
Several hundred opportunities are posted by the federal government every day on www. fedbizopps.gov. These opportunities are not just for defense contractors. The federal government is an enormous player in commercial markets...more
This note identifies several problems created by the Tax Court’s holding in Robinson Knife Manufacturing Inc. v. Commissioner, and illustrates the dilemma with the current treatment of trademarks under the Internal...more
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