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How to Weigh Costs & Benefits of Compliance

by NAVEX Global on

Jay Clayton, new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), gave a speech on July 12 about what his priorities as leader of the SEC will be. He outlined eight principles. Chief compliance officers should make...more

[Webinar] E&C Training Programs in 2017: Benchmarking Your Data - July 27th, 10:00am PT

by NAVEX Global on

How do you measure your training program's effectiveness? Is your program protecting your organization from risk and driving a culture of ethics and respect?...more

Why Legal Directors are Bringing E-Discovery In-House: 6 Tips for Successfully Adopting E-Discovery Technology

by Exterro, Inc. on

The responsibilities of any corporate law department leader tasked with overseeing e-discovery, whether he or she carries the title of legal director or something similar, revolve around two core business objectives:...more

How to Measure Third-Party Risk Management ROI

by Thomas Fox on

One area that has bedeviled Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) and compliance practitioners is how to determine the return on investment (ROI) for your compliance program regarding the management of third parties. While it is...more

Day 24 of 30 Days to a Better Compliance Program-the Holy Grail

by Thomas Fox on

Today, I explore the Holy Grail of compliance –Return on Investment—for your compliance program. In a very interesting article by Paul Healy and George Serafeim entitled, “An Analysis of Firms’ Self-Reported Anticorruption...more

If Things Have to Be Risky for Your Third-Party Risk Management Program to be Valuable, You’re Doing It Wrong.

by NAVEX Global on

Seventy-five percent of respondents in the 2016 Ethics & Compliance Third Party Risk Management Benchmark Report rejected at least one third party as a business partner last year because of high risk factors identified in due...more

Unitranche Financing – is it for you?

by Murtha Cullina on

The use of unitranche financing creates opportunities for lenders and value for borrowers. There are some risks that lenders must understand in these structures....more

Infographic: Social Media Marketing

We’re happy to publish our latest infographic, which highlights key social media marketing trends for both B2B and B2C companies. Among other things, the infographic points out that, although companies continue to increase...more

Guest Post -- The Biggest Side-effect of Making Medicine: How to Manage Intellectual Property and Patent Law

International intellectual property regulations are doing serious damage to the pharmaceutical industry and, by extension, to the health of people around the world. The core of the problem: growing global concern about how...more

What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part I)

by William Henderson on

The Economist reports a very interesting analysis from Payscale. The questions being asked are pretty simple: If you want to generate earnings that justify the time and cost of an undergraduate education, what should you...more

Splitting Hairs on Marketing ROI

by Blattel Communications on

Numerous times in the past I have been asked to weigh in on marketing’s impact on business development. And, while instances certainly do occur whereby clients specifically cite reading a blog post or seeing a name in the...more

How to project gainful employment Rates – Part 3

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On October 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education promulgated its new “gainful employment” or “GE” regulations. The new regulations prominently feature two metrics intended to assess whether a program offers graduates a...more

How to project gainful employment rates – Part 2

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As discussed in our previous post, the U.S. Department of Education recently promulgated its new “gainful employment” or “GE” regulations, which prominently feature two metrics intended to assess whether a program offers a...more

Reward v. Risk - Advantages and Disadvantages of Courting Strategic Investors.

by Lane Powell PC on

Venture-backed companies often have the opportunity to accept an investment from a strategic investor. These opportunities typically come in later financing rounds after the company already has one or more venture capital...more

The War on Charity: Nonprofits Should Take a Page from the For-Profit Handbook to Survive & Thrive

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

Nonprofit organizations do good, improve lives, strengthen communities, and lighten the burdens of government and society as a whole. Unfortunately charities are, more than ever before, facing exponentially growing needs,...more

Making the Case for Employee Engagement: A Hard Numbers Approach

Are your employees engaged or are they transactional? Do you believe that employee engagement has a substantial impact on your bottom line? If so, what are you doing to increase employee engagement? In a 2008 study,...more

Innovating In Compliance To Create Shared Stakeholder Value

by Thomas Fox on

Mercifully, the season is over for the Houston Astros. To say that the 2013 Astros will become the poster child for abysmal-ness would be to insult poster children. After all, the owner designed the team to lose so that he...more

Intellectual Property and Technology News | Issue 4, Q3 2013 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - IPT INSIGHTS - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SPORT – A WINNING COMBINATION... - THE CJEU GOES TO THE MOVIES: REFLECTIONS ON FILM COPYRIGHT FROM AUSTRIA, THE NETHERLANDS AND THE UK - CLOUD...more

Counseling The Modern Music Artist

INDUSTRY IN UPHEAVAL - The average entertainment attorney sits on his or her hands, waiting for the wealthy client to come to the office with a lucrative contract to negotiate. In reality, the attorney must create...more

Impact of Southern California Edison Company’s Offer of Settlement on FERC Determined Returns on Equity

On August 26, 2013, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) submitted an Offer of Settlement in its long pending Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or “Commission”) rate case. The settlement provides for a base...more

Measuring ROI in a law firm – even if it’s possible, does anyone care?

by Timothy Corcoran on

Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the return generated by their various investments. As a result, many initiatives fail to deliver impressive results even while the organizations as a whole are performing well....more

How to Build a Lifestyle Law Firm, Part 4 of 7

When considering what marketing tasks you should delegate or outsource, ask yourself the question, "What 'hat' am I wearing?" Are you wearing a $20 per hour hat? A $200 per hour hat? Or a $2,000 per hour hat? ...more

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