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Brief Advice: The When, What, How and If of Disclosure

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell posed the following question to provide a variety of views on this important topic: What should in-house counsel keep in mind when deciding if, when and how to make a disclosure when an internal investigation reveals an issue? In internal investigations involving...

Compliance and Ethics: Training the Board

Situation: Ensuring management and employees at every level understand and obey the rules of governance is difficult for foreign subsidiaries operating in emerging markets, such as China, where local regulations and business practices may be inconsistent with those in the home office. Read the entire...

Immigration Compliance: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Companies need to maintain access to quality foreign talent, comply with regulations and avoid the negative publicity that accompanies an undocumented worker problem. Immigration compliance is fraught with pitfalls, especially for a corporation with thousands of employees working in multiple states and...

Insider Trading and the Misappropriation Theory

Over the years the misappropriation theory, emerged to address insider trading liability when an "outsider" to the company is buying or selling securities based on "insider" information he or she obtained due to a misuse of confidential information with whom he or she has a relationship...

Best Practices: Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets

Situation: Ensuring management and employees at every level understand and obey the rules of governance is difficult for foreign subsidiaries operating in emerging markets, such as China, where local regulations and business practices may be inconsistent with those in the home office. Read the full...

Breaking up Corporations

Planning around a corporation, especially one owning substantial amounts of appreciated assets eligible for long-term capital gains treatment (such as farmland), poses substantial challenges. In his Expert Commentary, Professor Neil Harl writes: The first thought, typically, especially where none...

Business Ethics and Baseball Tickets

Baseball season is here. That means businesses will be opening their boxes and seats for entertaining clients and potential clients. Of course those tickets are gifts. How do you treat them under your company's gifts policy or a government's ethics policy? One typical requirement is that you...