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“Related Acts” Reduce Insurer’s Exposure by Half

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that, under Minnesota law, multiple wrongful acts by a financial advisor to four plaintiffs are “interrelated” and “logically connected” within the meaning of the policy’s...more

Financial Advisory Update

Novel theories by plaintiffs’ lawyers need to foster novel approaches by M&A lawyers. A number of recent cases highlight the increasing risks for financial advisors and the lawyers who represent them. Financial...more

U.S. Auditors’ Role in Identifying Related Party Transactions When Conducting Audits of Chinese RTO Issuers

When auditing a Chinese RTO (reverse takeover) issuer, it is the U.S. auditors’ task to educate the Chinese client regarding both the meaning of the term "related parties," and the disclosure requirements under U.S. GAAP with...more

VARIOUS LIABILITIES, RELIEFS, DEFENCES AND PROTECTIONS TO THE DIRECTORS OF COMPANIES UNDER INDIAN LAWS

A company is legally separate and distinct from its members. It is ultimately an artificial creation and it acts through its servants or agents. The decisions of a majority of its members in general meetings are regarded as...more

COMMENTS ABOUT SEC V. THOR INDUSTRIES: THE ALLEGATIONS AND THE REMEDIES DAVID TATE ESQ 06092011

A summary and discussion about SEC v. Thor Industries, including the allegations, the remedies, who did or did not do what, and improvements that could be made by the SEC and in governance and risk....more

Auditor Malpractice: Five Things Litigators Should Know About Generally Accepted Auditing Standards

While erroneous or fraudulent financial reporting can occur even with a well conducted audit, the failure to comply with professional standards will typically make the auditors vulnerable. An understanding of auditing...more

Selecting the Right Independent Accounting Expert

Professional accounting designations (CPA, CIA, and CFE) each denote a distinct skill and experience set, and many professionals possess more than one of these qualifications. Selection of the best qualified individuals to...more

Audit Committee Responsibilities & Risk Management

Public and private company audit committee responsibilities and risk management....more

The Little Paper About Nonprofit Audit Committees

A paper discussing nonprofit audit committee functions and responsibilities....more

Governance Lessons Learned From SEC v. Con-way, Inc.

Governance lessons learned from SEC v. Con-way, Inc....more

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