Homebuilder Series Webinar: Fiduciary Duties & Auditor Liability
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report Episode 129-Judge Rakoff, Judge Leon and Individual Prosecutions Under the FCPA
Why Every Day Is Proxy Season for Public Companies
Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?
Do I need an attorney if I am buying or selling a business?
Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money
Conducting Corporate Internal Investigations
Zimmermann: "Two Class" Partnership Culture Emerging in BigLaw
Appel: Corporate Inversions Could Mean Big Tax Bills For Shareholders
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – Accelerated Share Repurchase
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
Planning For The Exit – What’s Your Exit Strategy?
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – CFTC
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Questions CEOs and Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves About Tax Inversions
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – Derivative
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
After SoundCloud & Wunderlist: How Berlin plans to grow its startup scene
Hedge funds word of the day™ – Big Boy Letter
How Leading Philippine Companies are Using Bonds to Their Advantage
This might be our most exciting FCPA Compliance Digest thus far – we get to write about a DECLINATION! It feels a little bit like seeing a compliance unicorn.
Cobalt Energy Announces SEC FCPA Declination -
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