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Anti-Corruption In The Coronavirus Era

Challenging times can sometimes lead good people to put ethical behavior aside. Here's what boards and executives can do now to lower liability.

The $2 Trillion CARES Act Imposes Limits On Employee Pay

The largest stimulus bill in U.S. history conditions the granting of federal loans and loan guarantees on companies’ agreement to limit employee compensation.

Carving Out Some IPO Protections

Thanks to a 2018 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the risk of IPO-related securities litigation has never been higher. With Congress not likely to act, boards need to take matters into their own hands.

I.S.S. Sues S.E.C. Over New Proxy Advisory Rules

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services filed a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday over new rules the regulator issued earlier this year requiring more disclosure over how the firm and...

Lawsuits Highlight Potential Board Risk

Corporate directors may need to re-evaluate their risk of being held personally responsible for the long-term negative effects of products on consumers and communities. Recent lawsuits seeking damages related to harm victims suffered from products...

Secrets of Culture: What Former A.G. Eric Holder Learned From the Uber Investigation

In regards to his time at Uber, former A.G. Eric Holder says boards need to not pay too much deference to CEOs and superstar founders. He shares his other insights on what he learned from his investigation into the company.

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How To Onboard A New Director

Boards must be prepared to onboard new directors and facilitate a process that allows them to hit the ground running.

Guide To Board Assessments

Engaging a useful, annual self-assessment is fundamental to governance excellence. Stakeholders expect it, and disclosure of it evidences a board’s effectiveness and commitment to its role.

Committee Briefings: Top Considerations for 2020

Investor expectations, new disclosure requirements, ESG, current and future trends–your committee agendas are filling up.