Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
Corruption Risk in the Defense Sector
A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
Why do we have to go to mediation?
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
Richard Bistrong Weighs in on the FIFA Scandal and Takedowns
Can an employer require drug testing in the workplace?
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Are there drawbacks to positive thinking in legal transactions?
Cullen & Dykman Sees Colleges Calling for Title IX Help v
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
Student and Alumni Litigation
Winston & Strawn's Kessler Sees Change and Opportunity in College Athletics
Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
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The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the University of California, Merced, issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the UC Merced 2020 Project on May 7, 2015. The draft RFP was provided to the...more
In This Issue:
- Determination First, Details to Follow
- Committee Approves State False Claims Act
- Rent-to-Own Legislation Substantially Modified
- Senate Judiciary Considers Limit on Building...more
You already know that employee benefit plans established by governmental entities are exempt from ERISA.
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The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (“UC Merced”), announced on October 30, 2014 that it received Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from six teams...more
In This Issue:
- Conditions of participation vs. conditions of payment – a recent trend in False Claims Act cases
- SEC gives first whistleblower award to audit and compliance employee
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