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Adopting A Vision: Putting The Pieces Together (Part II of IV)

People need a vision to inspire them. I know this sounds corny but I always used this motto as a motivational tool. If you can see the goal, then you can figure out a way (or ways) to achieve the goal. If you conduct a set...more

OCR Announces the Results from it's Pilot Audit and it's Plans For Next Year

The Office of Civil Rights Audit Pilot Program has come to an end with 115 audits, primarily in person, having been completed. The Pilot Program had multiple revelations in privacy, some of which were probably, not so...more

The Audit's Done, And We Need To Reclassify – Now What?

Let's assume you've done an internal audit, or one required by the Department of Labor, and found – as so many companies do – that certain titles/positions require reclassification from exempt to non-exempt under the Fair...more

The Benefits of Software Self-Audit

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Von Hatten, lists some of the benefits of a self-audit....more

Enhanced Auditor’s Report – Latest Developments

You may recall that last August the PCAOB proposed a new standard designed to enhance the independent auditor’s report. •the communication of “critical audit matters” as determined by the auditor, •enhanced...more

District Court Denies Summary Judgment On Internal Audit/SOX Administrator’s Whistleblower Claim

In denying a bank’s bid for summary judgment on an Internal Audit and SOX Administrator’s SOX whistleblower claim, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington highlighted the present conflict on the...more

NYSE/NASDAQ Update

SEC APPROVES FINAL RULES ON COMPENSATION COMMITTEE LISTING STANDARDS - On January 11, 2013, the SEC approved the NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards implementing Exchange Act Rule 10C-1, which directs the exchanges to...more

New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act Becomes Law

On December 18, 2013, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the Act) into law, triggering the first overhaul of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (N-PCL) in more than...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel (Update) - September 11, 2013

As we run up the September 23 effective date of rules eliminating the prohibition on general solicitations under Regulation D and wait for final SEC "process" rules, a few additional resources are below(summary of comments on...more

Corporate Communicator - Summer 2013

In this issue of the Corporate Communicator, we are providing a short update concerning two recent reporting and governance matters affecting public companies. The first item is developments relating to a proposal by the...more

NASDAQ Withdraws Rule Proposal That Would Have Required Listed Companies to Have an Internal Audit Function

As discussed in our March 18, 2013 issue of Securities and Financial News to Note, on February 20, 2013, the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ) filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to require that listed companies establish...more

Conducting Audits: Financial And Compliance Teams

Companies with existing compliance programs are starting to focus on the importance of monitoring, auditing and improving their compliance programs....more

The Three Amigos/Amigas: Compliance, Audit And Legal

Every compliance program depends on collaboration. No one actor at a company determines the success or failure of a corporate compliance program....more

Self-Audit Results Found Sufficient to Sustain False Claims Act Complaint

District Court Finds That Medical Group’s Failure to Further Investigate Audit Results May Violate Requirement to Return Overpayments - Background - Internal audits of third-party payment claims – frequently...more

Get Out Of The Ivory Tower – Using Internal Corporate Resources To Facilitate The Compliance Function

The second day of Hanson Wade Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance conference in Houston packed as much solid information into it as did the first day. One of the sessions dealt with utilizing other corporate functions to...more

NASDAQ Proposes Internal Audit Function Requirement for Listed Issuers

On March 4, the Securities and Exchange Commission published notice that The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (NASDAQ) had filed a proposed new rule that would require each NASDAQ-listed issuer to maintain an internal audit function....more

NASDAQ Proposes Rule Change to Require that Listed Companies Have an Internal Audit Function

On February 20, 2013, the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (NASDAQ) filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to require that listed companies establish and maintain an internal audit function, which could be outsourced to a...more

Inside Out: NASDAQ Proposes Rule To Require Internal Auditing

The NASDAQ Stock Market recently submitted a proposed rule change that would require all companies listed on the NASDAQ to maintain an internal audit function. The function would “provide management and the audit committee...more

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