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Integrating corporate social responsibility into corporate compliance programs
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

Integrating corporate social responsibility ("CSR") into compliance structures and processes can be critical to ensuring a company’s CSR commitments are communicated and acted upon.


The SEC's delayed rule-making and implications for corporate conflict minerals reports
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2012

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to issue a final rule on conflict minerals regulations before the end of 2011, and companies still await clear guidance on the scope of Section 1502 and the nature of the relevant reporting requirements.


Second Circuit holds that corporations are not proper defendants under the Alien Tort Statute
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2010

On September 17, in a controversial opinion, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum that corporations cannot be properly sued under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) for violations of customary international law.


Securities and Exchange Commission publishes new proxy access rule in Federal Register
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published Rule 14a-11 today in the Federal Register.


U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Foreign Assets Control impose fines on Texas manufacturer and its foreign affiliates for unlawful exports
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2009

An enforcement action announced by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on September 15 has provided another reminder that all exports of items, software or commodities from the U.S. are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, whether or not the item is specifically classified under the U.S. Commerce Control List.