Topic: Ethics

JD Supra Corporate Brief: BYOD Policies, Conflict Minerals, Cyber Crime, Class Actions

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Friday, after all… Unfortunately for employers, there is no boilerplate BYOD policy that will work for all situations… (Michelle Keogh at Snell & Wilmer) What if the key to overturning the SEC conflict minerals rule were the First Amendment? (Frank… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber-Attack Technology, Anti-Corruption Landscape, D&O Safety Net, Health Care Enforcement

115 years ago today, the Pemberton Medicine Company – now known as the Coca-Cola Company – was incorporated. Drink up! Are your risk factor disclosures and forward looking statements adequate for today’s cyber-attack technology? (Tracy Crum and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) In recent years there has been dramatic change to the global anti-corruption landscape… (Shanti… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, EPA Updates, Ethics Lessons, Japanese Mushrooms

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Here’s an excellent overview of antitrust and competition law enforcement in China last year… (Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, David Foster, and Sharis Pozen at Skadden Arps) Three ways the EPA is celebrating the New Year… (Corporate Law… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Patent Reform, Third-Party Risk, Successful Recruiting

Great moments in corporate history: on this day in 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. If you’re rooting for the SEC in the Conflict Minerals Rule dispute, you probably won’t be cheering after this week’s oral arguments… (Frank Murray at Foley & Lardner) Expect a busy year in patent reform… (Jennifer Albert and April… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Transfers, Financial Settlements, Insider Trading, Transfer Pricing

We’ve come a long way, baby: on this day in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Are your software transfers compliant with U.S. economic sanctions? (Jeffrey Richardson at Miller Canfield) Should the power of federal regulators and prosecutors to impose financial settlements for white collar crimes be limited? (Lawrence Bader at Morvillo… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, Boardroom Confidentiality, Social Media, Patent Trolls

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Why, yes, thank you, I’ll take two! Where do I sign up? The future of SEC enforcement begins with its recent past… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) The only calendar of retirement and health and welfare plan deadlines you’ll need… (King & Spalding) How can corporate… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees & Fees, Volcker Rule & Godzilla, Tax Havens & France, Board Chairman & CEO

A different way to “ring” in the new year: 30 years ago today, the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the US government. Should you separate the CEO and Chairman of the Board roles at your company? (Akin Gump) Good news for compensation committee members of NASDAQ companies… (Goodwin Procter) If the Volcker Rule… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fair Use, In-House Whistleblowers, Mortgage Lenders, Tick Sizes

Great Moments in Internet history: on November 21, 1969, the first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Your lease might be more important to the success of your business than you think… (Jeff Moerdler at Mintz Levin) Influential court of appeals says in-house lawyers shouldn’t use privileged information… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dumping Claims, Free Trade, Ethics Rules, Data Privacy

Looking for law news? You’re in luck: A change in the way the US Commerce Dept reviews dumping claims could be costly to smaller exporters… (Harry Clark and Clark McFadden at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe) Europe and the US have entered a second round of negotiations over an EU-US free trade agreement… (Aline Doussin and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compliance Programs, Patent Glossaries, Paternity Leave, Insider Trading

Happy Birthday, Condi Rice! What’s the one thing missing from your corporate compliance program? (JD Supra Contributors) The problem of patent glossaries: ambiguity and the nature of meaning… (Robert Sachs at Fenwick & West) Stay tuned for more on CNN reporter Josh Levis’ paternity leave lawsuit against his employer – it’s one to watch… (Kathryn… Read more »

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(…that’s the sound of your company’s goodwill disappearing, like a punctured tire, after a social media disaster that took mere seconds to unfold.) You’d think companies would know better, right? That they’d develop procedures for approving tweets sent out by third-party vendors under their name, right? That they wouldn’t be so foolish as to allow… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dual-Track Process, Conflict Minerals Disclosure, Forced-Placed Insurance, Insider Trading Risk

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of your morning commute? Just pull up the JD Supra Corporate Brief on your tablet, pop in your earbuds, and let the law news take you away… There are two reasons companies should pursue a dual-track mergers and acquisition and initial public offering process… (Cathy Birkeland at… Read more »