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4 Tips to Improve Efficiency in Managing Legal Projects

by Exterro, Inc. on

Over the past several years, the idea of “doing more with less” has gone from being an a bland statement on increased efficiency to becoming a reality that organizations have had to live with and ultimately embrace—and it’s...more

2017 Ethics & Compliance Third-Party Risk Management Benchmark Report - Data and Insights to Put to Work in Your Program Today

by NAVEX Global on

In 2017, NAVEX Global partnered with an independent research firm to survey professionals from a wide range of industries about their approach to third-party risk management and due diligence. The findings in this report...more

Bringing E-Discovery In-House Makes Perfect Sense! (But only if you invest in training and tools)

According to the benchmarking report's results, over the past year, more than a third of respondents increased the amount of litigation services they did themselves. And when asked why, they most frequently responded that it...more

New Findings: In-House Legal Teams are Focusing on “Control” to Meet Evolving E-Discovery Requirements

by Exterro, Inc. on

According to EDRM Duke Law, Exterro and BDO Consulting’s new 2017 In-House Benchmarking Report, in-house legal departments have continued to move more outsourced legal services in-house in hopes of gaining the kind of control...more

Why E-Discovery Still Hasn’t Changed that Much in 5 years

by Exterro, Inc. on

The continued explosion of data! Additional, new and scary data types! New FRCP e-discovery amendments! You would think with all these new revelations e-discovery would have changed a lot in the past 5 years, right?...more

What a CEO Needs to Hear to Invest More in Compliance – Strategy

by NAVEX Global on

Does your organization invest in compliance, or just pay for it? This is not a rhetorical question. There’s a big difference between merely covering the expense of a program and investing in it. Investment decisions are...more

Opportunity Dances with Those Already on the Dancefloor: 2017 Law Firm Benchmarking Report Analysis

by Exterro, Inc. on

How many times in life do people recognize a good opportunity, but for whatever reason, don’t act on it? Sometimes it’s not a big deal and simply leads down a different path. But sometimes it can mean the difference between...more

The General Data Protection Regulation – Top 10 Considerations

by Goodwin on

The clock is ticking and in less than a year the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in full force. Companies should be getting ready now in order to avoid hefty fines for violations (up to...more

EMEA & APAC Reporting Volume to Follow U.S. Whistleblower Trends?

by NAVEX Global on

Never has it been more critical to create an open and constructive organisational culture, where employees feel the ability to raise issues freely without fear of recrimination, and to have those issues listened to and...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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - CFTC Proposes to Amend Rules Governing Chief Compliance Officer Duties and Annual Reports for Certain Registrants - On May 3, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a jury verdict in the Quinteros v. DynCorp litigation; the latest...more

OIG Releases “Resource Guide” Regarding Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness

by King & Spalding on

On March 27, 2017, in conjunction with the Health Care Compliance Association annual Compliance Institute, HHS OIG released a Resource Guide for the healthcare industry to facilitate the consideration of potential options for...more

Implications of Energy Use Disclosure Law on California Real Estate Transactions

by Allen Matkins on

The California Energy Commission recently released its proposed regulations under Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) to replace the now defunct Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103), codified as Public Resource Code Section 25402.10. The key...more

2017 EMEA & APAC Culture and Compliance Benchmark Report - Data And Insights To Put To Work In Your Programme Today

by NAVEX Global on

NAVEX Global partnered with an independent research agency to investigate how companies headquartered across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) develop and execute their ethics and compliance (E&C)...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 4

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - On February 17, just as new rules to further facilitate intrastate and regional crowdfunding offerings are beginning to take effect, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the North...more

Sustainable Development Update - February 2017 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Developers find benefits to building sustainable - Bisnow - Feb 15 - Boston Properties vice president of engineering Danny Murtagh said the biggest trends in sustainable...more

Harassment May be Near an Inflection Point — But Still Much Work to Do

by NAVEX Global on

"It’s entirely possible that incidents of sexual harassment will increase — harassers may now believe they can act without consequences. At the same time, victims now may be more fearful of reporting the harassment because of...more

Creating a Culture of Ethics and Respect: It’s all about Who You Are and Who You Want to Be

by NAVEX Global on

Our annual Benchmark Report always provides great insights into what’s on the minds of ethics and compliance officers, and this past year’s was no different. Probably the most interesting result from our 2016 survey was that...more

EU Standards on Benchmarking Portfolio Assessments Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

A Commission Delegated Regulation in the form of Regulatory Technical Standards for benchmarking portfolio assessment standards and assessment-sharing procedures was published in the Official Journal of the European Union....more

Understanding the Benefits of Benchmarking & How to Do It Successfully

by NAVEX Global on

To begin, let’s define “benchmarking.” There is often confusion regarding the difference between benchmarking and assessment. ...the process of benchmarking is a subset of compliance program assessment....more

Judged by the Company You Keep

by NAVEX Global on

Earlier this month news broke that the venerable British automaker Rolls-Royce had settled an international prosecution alleging that the company’s third-party intermediaries bribed local officials in Asia. The company agreed...more

The big winner for the Fiduciary Rule

by Ary Rosenbaum on

There are certainly going to be lots of losers when the fiduciary rule gets implemented and there is going to be one clear winner. I’m not talking about registered investment advisors or attorneys who made a mint in getting...more

Sustainable Development Update - January 2017 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Exponential growth in net zero energy buildings predicted for the next two decades - Building Design + Construction - Jan 5 - The global market for products and services...more

European Commission Reports on Diversity of Bank and Investment Firm Management Bodies

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission published a report on benchmarking of diversity practices under the Capital Requirements Directive. The CRD requires banks and investment firms to ensure that the composition of management bodies is...more

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