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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Jamaica

1 .What role does the government of Jamaica play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of Jamaica (GOJ) is highly committed to facilitating a viable environment for businesses and...more

Always be watching

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Who can forget Alec Baldwin’s speech in Glengarry Glenn Ross on how salesmen should “Always Be Closing” and how coffee is for closers only? It was the highpoint of a great movie. I’m not going to go through a discussion on...more

Organizations Making a Difference in Safety and Management: BevCap - Part I

by Fisher Phillips on

I wish that time permitted us to write more often about the good work done by various groups to improve workplace safety and management. Notable examples include AGC –National and numerous state AGC-Chapters, the National...more

Does your compliance training solve a real problem? 

by Broadcat on

If you stopped doing compliance training tomorrow, would anything change at your company? That question determines whether your training solves a real problem—or if you're just doing it for the sake of doing it. That...more

Fraud and Forgery: From Vintage Violins to Today’s Real Estate Transaction

Fraud has a long history. In a recent blog in the Orchestrating Real Estate Series, New Things to Consider in Section 1031 after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, I discussed how famous violin maker Jean-Phillipe...more

Do you need to upgrade your law firm office space?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Law firms and law firm owners are often tempted to upgrade their office space. The thought is that new office space might help increase morale. The thought is often that new office space might attract more clients....more

K&L Gates Triage: Protecting Patient Information in Bankruptcy Cases

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, Margaret Westbrook discusses privacy issues that may affect health care providers when filing proofs of claim in the bankruptcy court. Given the potential for public access of these records, it is important...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Honduras

1 .What role does the government of Honduras play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Honduran government has acknowledged that foreign direct investment is vital for the generation of economic...more

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The Narrative

The UK gender pay gap reporting deadline is now only weeks away. As at 7 March 2018 only 1,624 employers had published their gender pay gap report, still leaving around 7,000 to share their gender pay information. As we...more

A Little Humor May Help

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When I worked at that law firm, I always felt I was Al Czervik, the Rodney Dangerfield character from Caddyshack while the Managing Attorney was like Judge Elihu Smails or maybe Smails’ wife since the Managing Attorney was...more

Operationalizing through Forecasting

by Thomas Fox on

Sometimes I just feel a roll coming on and this week it seems the word operationalization is stuck in my head. To honor that instinct, I am going to make this week’s theme on operationalization of your compliance program. ...more

Best Practices For Homeowner Association Directors and Boards

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Approximately 65 million Americans reside in a subdivision, condominium complex, or other planned community which is governed by a community association. The typical community association is governed by a board of...more

[Event] 2018 PREX, Cultivating Ediscovery Excellence - September 25-27th, Portland, OR

by Zapproved LLC on

PREX is the leading conference for in-house legal professionals, convening thought leaders from both sides of the bench to explore big ideas and gain actionable insights that advance the art of ediscovery. 2018 PREX promises...more

Hard Data on the Cost of Noncompliance

A Corporate Compliance Insights article written by Peter Merkulov recently caught my eye because of its breakdown of the hard costs of compliance – and noncompliance. The title is “The True Cost of Compliance,” and the...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Guatemala

1. What role does the government of Guatemala play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Guatemala’s government issued a law that regulates foreign investment. Such law establishes the terms and policies...more

World-Check Customer Risk Screener launches on Salesforce

In our fight against financial crime, we’ve launched World-Check Customer Risk Screener on the Salesforce AppExchange so that clients can quickly and efficiently on-board new customers and meet Anti-Money Laundering (AML)...more

K&L Gates Triage: Sexual Harassment in Healthcare: #MeToo and Beyond

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, Bridget Blinn-Spears discusses sexual harassment issues for health care employers in the wake of the #MeToo movement. While the law in this area has been established for decades, there continues to be a high...more

Hidden in Orchestra Pits and Behind Corporate Veils

...Corporations and limited liability companies (which I will refer to collectively as a company) can be like a pit orchestra. Depending upon how they are set up, it may or may not be obvious who is behind them. What is...more

When Does a HIPAA Breach Exist?

by Ruder Ware on

Conducting HIPAA Breach Risk Assessments - The HIPAA rules relating to assessment of potential patient confidentiality breaches were changed in 2013. Specifically, on January 17, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights released...more

Monitoring Employee Electronic Communications

by Jaburg Wilk on

A growing number of employers monitor and review their employees’ electronic communications, including telephone calls, emails and internet use, while at work or working away from the office. They cite a number of legitimate...more

New Lease Code for Old

by Hogan Lovells on

The professional statement, “Code for leasing business premises”, published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) incorporates the proposal for a new lease code. The consultation period in relation to this...more

Patent Owners Should Use Experts to Attack Motivation to Combine at POPR Stage

On Friday, March 9, 2018, more than 50 participants at Sterne Kessler’s inaugural Global IP Strategy Conference discussed the PTAB’s reliance on expert declarations at the institution phase. The Board is relying on these...more

6 Tips to Bridge the Gap between IT and Legal: An Interview with an E-Discovery Professional

by Exterro, Inc. on

Successful e-discovery projects depend on collaboration between two departments: Legal and IT. Sometimes the two departments collaborate seamlessly, but often there are difficulties. These trouble spots may arise from...more

Two Type of Monitorships

by Thomas Fox on

Today, I want to explore the differences in two types of monitorships; a post-resolution monitorship and a pre-settlement monitorship. I am joined in this exploration by Eric R. Feldman, Senior Vice President and Managing...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - El Salvador

1. What role does the government of El Salvador play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of El Salvador promotes the foreign direct investment through the Agency for Promoting Export and...more

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