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So you want to accept that board position? One more reason to pause: directors can be personally liable under Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2015

On October 23, 2015, in a suit filed by Bio-Rad's former general counsel Sanford Wadler, the United States District Court for the Northern District

Baby you can drive my car or corporate jet: SEC scrutiny of executive compensation perks disclosures
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

The SEC continues to focus on accounting and disclosure violations, including in the area of executive perks disclosure in corporate proxy statements

Securities and corporate governance litigation quarterly - November 9, 2015
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

Gorman v. Salamone (here) involves a long-running dispute over the control of Westech Capital Corp. which arose because a voting agreement was

DOJ announces new Compliance Counsel and outlines metrics for evaluating corporate compliance programs under scrutiny
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2015

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division revealed that it was hiring a Compliance Counsel to assist in assessing the quality

Third Circuit holds that FTC has authority to regulate cybersecurity
  • Brouse McDowell
  • USA
  • November 11 2015

In August of this year, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. stating that the Federal Trade

Common mistakes, problems and concerns companies face during implementation and maintenance of corporate compliance programs
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

An effective corporate compliance program is an essential component of internal controls for uncovering and preventing ethical lapses and criminal

DOJ explains rule changes in light of Yates Memo
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) detailed new rules that would focus investigations of corporations on responsible individuals and warned that

Corporate responsibility for third-party misconduct: the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 5 2015

Companies have long faced serious legal consequences for bribes paid by employees, vendors, suppliers, business partners and other third parties with

New “guidance” from DOJ on compliance
  • Volkov Law Group
  • USA
  • November 8 2015

I am a positive person (anyone who has to say that raises doubts). At least I like to think I am. I am not yet sold on the wisdom of DOJ’s hiring of

Getting started on due diligence of third parties (part I of IV)
  • Volkov Law Group
  • USA
  • October 25 2015

In a former life (or even present life), Mark Twain had to have been a Chief Compliance Officer. His comments apply with uncanny precision to