ABA Journal

Corporate Compliance

409 ABA Journal Corporate Compliance articles.

Chinese companies doing business in the US build barriers to legal remedies

While an increasing number of Chinese companies are doing business in the U.S., China has nevertheless built a legal firewall around its financial services firms by refusing to acknowledge the…

Fired general counsel can target individual directors in whistleblower suit, federal judge rules

A fired general counsel can name directors of the company that formerly employed him as individual defendants in a whistleblower suit, a federal judge has ruled.

However, plaintiff Sanford Wadler…

Supreme Court to consider whether RICO reaches acts committed overseas

R. J. Reynolds has won Supreme Court review of its claim that it can’t be held accountable in U.S. courts for alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations…

GM will pay $900M to end US criminal probe over ignition-switch issues

General Motors has agreed to pay a $900 million fine to resolve a federal criminal probe into the automaker’s reported delay in dealing with ignition-switch issues in some 2.6 million…

Justice Department releases guidelines to foster pursuit of individuals in corporate wrongdoing

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has approved a new policy that aims to hold individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing.

The policy, outlined in a memo to federal prosecutors, says settlement…

NLRB ruling affecting franchise and contract workers follows other pro-worker actions

A ruling last week by the National Labor Relations Board got press attention for making it easier for contract workers and franchise employees to unionize.

But the NLRB’s Browning-Ferris ruling…

Why not eliminate quarterly earnings reports, Wachtell co-founder suggests

A bedrock system underlying much of corporate regulatory law may not, in fact, be necessary, the co-founder of one of New York’s top business law firms is suggesting.

In a…

As workers’ social media comments clash with employer expectations, the NLRB takes center stage

Once upon a time, workers throughout the U.S. talked to their family and friends in person, on landline telephoned or even through letters sent via U.S. mail. The Internet didn’t…

Laws need to catch up to high-speed trading

Corporations have a role in (and gain benefits from) promoting the rule of law

Cover-up claim about GM ignition-switch issues is ‘reckless and outrageous,’ law firm says

Fighting an attempt by plaintiffs in a massive federal products liability case to get hold of confidential documents in discovery, King & Spalding came out swinging.

Claims that firm lawyers…

Florida lawyers prepare to provide legal advice on doing business in Cuba

Corrected: Lawyers and law firms in Florida are gearing up to provide legal advice on doing business in Cuba following President Barack Obama’s agreement to restore diplomatic ties with the…

Dairies settle landmark cow-manure case after federal judge rules solid-waste law applies

For decades after Congress enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, dairy farmers didn’t think it applied to them.

That changed early this year, when a federal judge in…

Proposed legislation would allow companies to keep some data breaches secret

Proposed federal legislation would sometimes allow companies to keep quiet when hackers access their computer systems.

The proposed law would require quick disclosure by companies if there is a risk…

Major US contractor settles first SEC case over confidentiality pacts that silence whistleblowers

In what is being hailed as a landmark federal enforcement action protecting the rights of whistleblowers, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday announced a settlement with a major…

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