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Corporate Compliance

415 ABA Journal Corporate Compliance articles.

Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud; maximum penalty is no more than ‘a rounding error’

Jurors in Manhattan, New York City, convicted the Trump Organization of tax fraud Tuesday following a trial that focused on lavish corporate perks to executives that weren’t reported as income.

Meet Alex Spiro, a lawyer ‘in constant motion’ who is helping Elon Musk change Twitter

Alex Spiro—a lawyer with a celebrity client list—has become one of Tesla CEO and Twitter owner Elon Musk’s “closest lieutenants, confidants and consiglieres,” according to a profile.

Judge orders Trump to appoint independent monitor in New York attorney general’s $250M fraud case

The Trump Organization was ordered by a New York judge to appoint an independent monitor, a win for the New York attorney general in her $250 million fraud lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his companies and his officers.

Trump inflated net worth by billions to get favorable loans, obtaining $250M in benefits, NY attorney general says

Former President Donald Trump obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate loans and favorable insurance coverage based on financial statements that inflated his net worth by billions of dollars, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the New York attorney general.

Law firms hire experts from other disciplines to advise clients on risk and compliance

Law firms are hiring professionals, such as behavioral scientists, data experts, journalists and police officers, to help advise clients on risk and compliance.

Judge holds Trump in contempt, fines him $10K per day in fight over business documents

A state court judge in New York City has held former President Donald Trump in civil contempt and ordered him to pay $10,000 per day until he turns over subpoenaed documents or takes other steps to show that they don't exist.

US lawyer in Hong Kong is convicted for trying to stop beating by man who turned out to be cop

An American corporate lawyer in Hong Kong is planning to appeal after his assault conviction last week for intervening when a man attacked a commuter.

The new frontier of health care is here, but will DNA privacy be lost?

Advocates are concerned about the privacy of data collected by genetic testing companies; what control consumers have over their DNA data once it’s been submitted to 23andMe and other genetic testing firms; and what recourse consumers have if companies’ assurances of privacy prove unreliable.

Afternoon Briefs: 2 death-row inmates test positive for COVID-19; US attorney in Missouri will resign

2 federal inmates test positive for COVID-19 ahead of January executions

Cory Johnson and Dustin John Higgs, two federal prisoners who are scheduled to be executed on Jan. 14 and…

Investment bank managing director discusses legal tech market and lasting impacts of COVID-19

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Scott Mozarsky, a managing director with the Jordan, Edmiston Group Inc., a middle-market investment bank, where he leads its legal and compliance practice.

As its workforce shrinks, this BigLaw firm restores salaries and reorganizes

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has cut 4% of its global workforce and reorganized practice groups since undertaking a strategic review last year.

Afternoon Briefs: License yanked for barber who wouldn’t close; fired Walmart lawyer sues

Michigan suspends license of barber who refused to close

Michigan suspended the license of barber Karl Manke on Wednesday after he refused to obey state shutdown orders. On Monday, Judge…

Afternoon Briefs: EPA relaxes pollution rules during COVID-19 crisis; Title IX doesn’t protect trans athletes, DOJ says

EPA relaxes pollution enforcement during coronavirus pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it would relax enforcement of environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EPA said…

How to plan ahead for compliance and privacy projections

As general counsel at Checkr, one of the most interesting challenges I face is staying on top of the ever-changing laws and regulations in the background check industry and…

More corporate counsel predict a rise in disputes, signaling a need to prepare for ‘turbulent times’

Some corporate counsel are failing to embrace the most effective measures to mitigate litigation risk, despite an increase in the percentage of companies anticipating an uptick in disputes, according to a survey by Norton Rose Fulbright.

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