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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

“Hide No Harm Act of 2015” targets employers, directors and officers
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2015

The 114th Congress has now taken up the policy recently announced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Yates Memo. The Hide No Harm Act (S

Proposed senate bill would impose criminal liability on corporate executives and protect whistleblowers
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2015

Pressure continues to build for the Department of Justice to hold corporate executives criminally responsible for corporate misconduct. As previously

Five requirements for organizational justice
  • Volkov Law Group
  • USA
  • October 14 2015

Ethical companies, by definition, have a robust system for internal organizational justice. A company that suffers from unequal treatment of

A new day: new Department of Justice memo to increase prosecutions of white collar executives and other employees podcast
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • October 8 2015

New policy changes implemented by the DOJ will likely make it more difficult for companies to resolve investigations, and will increase exposure of

Political cynicism and DOJ’s appointment of an internal “compliance program” expert
  • Volkov Law Group
  • USA
  • August 2 2015

Maybe I am turning cynical in my old age. Maybe I just do not believe that government agencies make decisions for the right reason without sticking a

Preventing whistleblower claims in the automotive industry
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Whistleblower and retaliation claims are some of the most costly claims brought by employees and they are on the rise. OSHA, who governs complaints

The Ticker - October 31 2014
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

The Ticker shares recent developments in SEC compliance, capital markets, corporate governance, executive compensation and other matters important to

Are internal investigations protected by the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine? Recent case says maybe not.
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2014

On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al

U.S. District Court rules that results of internal investigations conducted in the ordinary course of business are not privileged and must be produced to whistleblower
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

A recent decision by a federal district court raises concerns about the ability of companies to claim privilege over the results of internal