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Hiring Your Team: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls In Identifying And Interviewing Potential Team Members

Effective hiring processes and procedures will help you to avoid many costly headaches later on. Here are some tips on avoiding legal pitfalls in the hiring process. ...more

Securities Class Action Defense Counsel Selection: An Interview Process is Essential

When a public company purchases a significant good or service, it typically seeks competitive proposals. From coffee machines to architects, companies invite multiple vendors to bid, evaluate their proposals, and choose one...more

On My Bookshelf – "Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media" by Aliza Licht

Leave Your Mark provides practical advice to employees at all levels. Aliza Licht is the former senior vice president of global communications for DKNY, and took social media by storm in 2009 with the creation of Twitter's...more

USPTO News Briefs - October 2015

USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program - Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicated on its website and through a Patents Alert e-mail that the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP...more

The Challenge of Hiring Anti-Bribery Compliance Leaders

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search in Dallas. I have been a contributor to his other organization, Corporate Compliance Insights for quite some time,...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (October 2, 2015)

Minneapolis Woman Goes From Foster Care to Harvard Law School: An amazing story of a young woman who had to overcome some major obstacles. (Valley News Live)...more

Media Query Call on Line 1: Do’s and Don’ts from an Information Security Officer

Putting your organization’s name in the paper can be a boon to both your business and your career. The ego stroke isn’t bad either; it can be quite a jolt to see your name in a trade or general news publication for the first...more

D.C. Circuit Once Again Upholds Privilege Over Internal Investigation Documents

In United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co. et al., a qui tam suit we previously covered, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals once again ruled that defense contractor KBR Inc.’s internal investigation...more

Hiring In Compliance, Part IV: The Interview Process

I continue my series of blog posts on the hiring process in the compliance field based on a series of interviews I did with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. Today, I want look at the...more

7 Questions With Susan Naftulin of Rehab Financial Group

The 7 Questions With… interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we’re exited to welcome Susan Naftulin,...more

Startups and the Beginning of the Employment Relationship - Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

WHO to Hire? Startup companies can reduce or eliminate future problems with employees through careful hiring practices. Best practices include...more

Supreme Court Expands Religious Discrimination Liability

Most employers know that Title VII prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees based on religion. They also know that Title VII requires employers to provide reasonable, religion-based accommodations to employees...more

Top 10 Bad Questions to Avoid When Interviewing a Job Applicant

When interviewing job applicants, there are good questions and bad questions. A good question seeks relevant and helpful information about the person applying for the job and about the applicant’s job qualifications...more

That is SO last week - July 2015 #2

Last week, The New York Times’ The Upshot blog covered a topic that has been one of our top concerns for a while: how big data can discriminate. The post followed a Carnegie Mellon University study that reported, among many...more

Fifth Circuit Fires at the Department of Labor with Colorful, Precedential Prose

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently slammed the United States Department of Labor with a finding of abusive conduct and ordered an award of significant monetary sanctions for bad faith, harassment, and abusive...more

Workplace Investigations

If you are an employer or HR professional and have not had to conduct a workplace discrimination investigation, consider yourself lucky, or possibly naïve. At some point every employer will be confronted with the employee...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie In Headscarf Religious Accommodation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the EEOC’s lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., alleging that Abercrombie violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by refusing to hire a Muslim applicant, who wore a...more

Yahoo's General Counsel, Ron Bell, Talks with @HsuUntied About His Role as GC [Video]

Today, my special guest is Ron Bell, Vice President and General Counsel of Yahoo! Ron was very gracious to take the time to sit down with me at the Yahoo! headquarters to talk about what it’s like being the Yahoo! GC and the...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 170-Yas Froemel and Facilitation Payments [Video]

In this episode I visit with Yas Froemel, a PhD student in Germany who has developed and academic interest in facilitation payments. We discuss her work, the Anti-Corruption Forum which she founded and her upcoming conference...more

Supreme Court Holds That Employers Do Not Need Actual Knowledge of an Applicant’s Need for a Religious Accommodation Before They...

The Supreme Court recently held that job applicants may hold their potential employer liable for intentional discrimination under Title VII if the applicant can show that his or her need for an accommodation was a motivating...more

Internal Investigations: The Three C’s – Confidence. Credibility. Cost.


Stanford Law School Professor @MarkLemley Discusses Playing Video Games with @HsuUntied [Video]

Today, my guest is Stanford Law School Professor Mark Lemley (also Founding Partner of Durie Tangri and Founder of Lex Machina) who talks about playing video games. Being a full-time professor, a partner at a law firm and a...more

Henry Bushkin, Johnny Carson's Lawyer & Business Manager, Talks About Life with the King of Late Night [Video]

Today, my special guest is Henry Bushkin, who was Johnny Carson’s lawyer, business manager, advisor, confidante and author of the book Johnny Carson. I sat down with Henry in his apartment on the Upper East Side to talk about...more

Lawyer Nathan Sawaya Talks with @HsuUntied About His Life as a Lego Brick Artist [Video]

Today, my special guest is Nathan Sawaya who is a Lego Brick Artist. What started as a side hobby after working as a lawyer has now blossomed into a full time profession with millions of bricks. Even though Nathan has...more

Interview with James Koukios

Ed. Note-today I continue my series of interviews with people prominent in the FCPA space. Today is James Koukios, formerly a Manager in the DOJ’s FCPA unit, who recently went into private practice at Morrison & Foerster....more

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