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Is the NCAA Out of Bounds on Academics?

An ongoing controversy regarding fraud and academic dishonesty among student-athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (“UNC”) has brought to the forefront an important question: Who is responsible for...more

"Cybersecurity Trends for Boards of Directors"

Cybersecurity has in recent years become an integral component of a board’s role in risk oversight, but directors often find themselves in unfamiliar territory when it comes to formulating policies and oversight processes...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Spring 2017 Edition: Bridging the Consideration Gap

by Dechert LLP on

As recently as March 15, 2017 (Financial Times), KPMG explained that total market capacity for M&A will increase by 17% in 2017 as companies continue to pay down debt and bolster cash reserves. As a result, sell-side...more

When Will Shareholders Force Boards to Do Compliance?

by Thomas Fox on

Today we honor one of the most iconic moments of World War II (WWII) and one of the most famous photographs of all time, that of the Marines raising the US flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. Marine...more

Insight from CFPB Regarding Employee Incentives in the Wake of Wells Fargo Consent Order

This past November, in the wake of the Wells Fargo debacle, the CFPB issued a Compliance Bulletin which addressed employee incentives and the consumer risks associated with them. CFPB Compliance Bulletins are non-binding...more

The Compliance Oversight Review Committee

by Thomas Fox on

This week has evolved into an exploration of different types of compliance committees a company might employ to make their compliance function more effective. On Monday, together with Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) Chief...more

5 Things Compliance Executives Need their Boards to Know

by NAVEX Global on

Boards of directors (or their delegated committees) typically allocate very little time to oversight of an organization’s ethics and compliance program during their packed board agendas. It is not at all unusual for the top...more

Recent Congressional Hearings

by Reed Smith on

Congressional committees held hearings on a wide variety of on health policy issues this month before going on summer recess. Notable hearings include the following...more

Some Much Needed Transparency Required on Liquidating Trustees, Liquidating Trusts, Plan Documents, and Other Post-Confirmation...

by Bryan Cave on

We at The Bankruptcy Cave applaud the recent ruling by Judge Whipple of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, seeking to make the post-confirmation parties, processes, and procedures far more transparent. In...more

IBA feeds back on LIBOR evolution

by Dentons on

IBA has published a feedback statement to its summer update on the evolution of ICE LIBOR (see FReD 7 August). Views received on the update suggest that benchmark submitters should transmit eligible transaction data to IBA,...more

Compliance Counsel Metrics – Part IV: Third Party Management

by Thomas Fox on

Today, I conclude my exploration of the new Department of Justice (DOJ) Compliance Counsel and the metrics laid out by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell who called for her review of compliance programs. The...more

Addressing Cybersecurity in Board Committee Charters

As boards of directors have become more focused on their fiduciary duties to oversee cybersecurity, new governance practices have begun to develop. For example, many companies have shifted cybersecurity oversight from the...more

NC Legislative Update for September 2015 #3

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - After passing the State’s biennial budget into law last week, the legislature turned its focus towards adjournment. The Senate unveiled an adjournment resolution which would adjourn the session on Tuesday,...more

Great Structures Week V – The Tacoma Narrow Bridge Failure and Preventing Failure in Your Compliance Program

by Thomas Fox on

I conclude my Great Structures Week with a focus on structural engineering failures: suspension bridges and the challenges of wind in their construction and maintenance. I am drawing these posts from The Great Courses...more

OIG Releases New Compliance Oversight Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards

On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), in conjunction with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA)...more

OIG issues additional guidance to healthcare boards regarding compliance efforts and oversight

by McAfee & Taft on

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, together with leading legal, audit and compliance collaborators, recently issued the fourth in a series of publications providing...more

Compliance Guidelines for Governing Boards: Some Further Thoughts and Comments

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 20, 2015, four organizations (including OIG, American Health Lawyers Association, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors and the Health Care Compliance Association) issued “Practical Guidance for Health Care...more

"HHS OIG Issues New Compliance Oversight Guidance for Boards of Directors"

On April 20, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its “Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight” (the Guidance).1...more

Guidance Released for Health Care Governing Boards

by Benesch on

On April 20, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Care...more

OIG Issues Compliance Oversight Guidance for Governing Boards of Health Care Organizations

by K&L Gates LLP on

On April 20, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association, issued...more

OIG Issues Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On April 20, 2015, the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”), in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers...more

HHS OIG Issues Guidance to Healthcare Boards Regarding Oversight

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On April 20, 2015, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued guidance aimed at the governing boards of healthcare entities. The guidance—issued in conjunction with...more

New York State Attorney General Issues Guidance on the Audit Oversight Provisions of the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau recently issued guidance on one of the key provisions of the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “Act”). That guidance, titled Audit Committees and the...more

CFTC Seeks Input on New Market Risk Advisory Committee

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is seeking comments on potential topics for discussion at future Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) meetings....more

California Attorney General Clarifies Oversight Board Member Compensation Rules

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Opinion Comes in Wake of Dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies - Local entities making appointments to oversight boards are prohibited from compensating the appointee, or reimbursing expenses incurred as a result of...more

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