Corporate Compliance

404 ABA Journal Corporate Compliance articles.

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…

Human rights should be a priority in oil, gas and mining industries, say speakers at ABA Midyear

At a time when access to oil and gas is a primary concern throughout the world economy, there is a growing push to make sure that human rights are not…

How Dewey management’s rosy picture masked an ugly truth
In December 2011, Dewey & LeBoeuf chair Steven Davis used a calm, matter-of-fact tone in a phone interview about his firm's uncharacteristically aggressive streak of lateral partner hiring during the…
White-collar litigation trio leaps from Morgan Lewis to McGuireWoods

A trio of white-collar litigation partners, headed by a former top lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice, has exited Morgan Lewis & Bockius for McGuireWoods.

Partner George Terwilliger III,…

ABA urges the Treasury Department to exempt law firm clients from certain reporting rules
Dec. 2, 2001: Enron files for bankruptcy

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