General Counsel

Preparing For The Wave Of Covid-19 Lawsuits

Since it’s hard to imagine a company that won’t have a worker who contracts the coronavirus before this is over, boards should begin mapping out strategies now.

Oracle Lack Of Diversity Lawsuit Could Have Larger Implications

if the court finds that companies can face significant financial damages for making unfounded claims about human capital management decisions, it will heighten boards' level of accountability.

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...

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Director Optimism Declines For 7th Consecutive Month

After peaking in April, board members’ outlook for the future of business slipped further in November, driven by renewed Covid fears, inflation and a tight labor market.