Corporate Compliance

404 ABA Journal Corporate Compliance articles.

Equifax is reportedly reviewing actions of its top lawyer, who oversaw security and stock sales
Equifax’s board of directors is reportedly scrutinizing the actions of the company’s chief legal officer, John Kelley, because of two of his duties—overseeing security and approving stock sales by executives.
Lainey Feingold: Negotiating better access for the disabled

Lainey Feingold

Regulators enlist corporate lawyers in joint response to cyberattacks

Responding quickly to an identity theft, ransomware or other computer attack means having a plan in place. And as participants in the National Institute on Cybersecurity Law learned, that includes…

Sharing isn’t caring when small businesses skirt civil rights laws

If courts agree that businesses in the “sharing economy” are technology companies rather than sellers of services—and can invoke arbitration clauses in their terms of service—users of those businesses may have no recourse against civil rights violations.

Three Takata executives are indicted in airbag scandal; company settles with Justice Department

Updated: Three former executives with the Takata Corp. have been indicted on wire fraud charges in connection with its production of faulty air bags that sometimes exploded.

The executives were…

Volkswagen executive is arrested in emissions scandal

A Volkswagen executive has been arrested on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States for allegedly misleading regulators in the automaker’s emissions scandal.

The executive, Oliver Schmidt, was…

Future is cloudy for Dodd-Frank and financial regulatory agencies under Trump presidency

Throughout the course of his presidential campaign, there was a veritable laundry list of proverbial bogeymen that Donald Trump promised to vanquish if and when he got into the Oval…

Mary Jo White to step down as SEC chair, opening door to dismantling of Dodd-Frank
Mary Jo White is leaving her job as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Trans-Pacific Partnership raises question: How should governments and corporations resolve disputes?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be a long way from going into force, but as a political issue, it clearly has arrived.

Lawsuit against Dave & Buster’s challenges reducing employee hours to avoid health insurance mandate

Renard Sanders remembers the day in 2013 when his bosses at Dave & Buster’s in Duluth, Georgia, called an early-morning meeting.

Fines against unsafe nursing homes are considered a slap on the wrist

Nursing home regulatory systems are structured around administrative fines—fines that are reduced so routinely that they have become widely considered a cost of doing business rather than an incentive to provide quality care. Read this ABA Journal feature recently honored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Lawsuits fail to bring improvements to nursing homes
While state fines do little to bring meaningful change to the nursing home industry, litigation against the homes doesn’t help spark improvements, either.

Private civil RICO plaintiffs can’t sue based on overseas injuries, Supreme Court rules

The law allowing civil suits by private plaintiffs based on racketeering activity does not reach injuries to business or property suffered outside the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court has…

Rite Aid can’t recover from imprisoned ex-lawyer because of release in shareholder suit, judge rules

A federal judge in Philadelphia has blocked Rite Aid’s $135 million suit in state court against its convicted former chief counsel and vice chairman because of a release signed by…

Panama firm obscured the trail of US funds to protect clients’ money from scrutiny, says NY Times

While there can be legitimate reasons for moving funds abroad to shell corporations, wealthy clients of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca wanted to know, as one put it in…

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