InsideCounsel Magazine October 2013



Inside Perspective


Corporate Crime

  • A new outlook on Fifth Amendment rights

    On Dec. 18, 1992, two Houston brothers were shot and killed. In the weeks following the killings, police brought Genovevo Salinas in for questioning. They charged him with murder in February 1993, but by then he had fled the country; it wasn’t until 2007 that police found Salinas living in...




  • New testing regime required under Dodd-Frank

    One year after annual stress testing requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became effective for banks with more than $50 billion in assets, the next phase of testing looms. And this time, it will apply to a large new subset of financial institutions. ¶ Starting...



  • Dodd-Frank ruling is a mixed blessing for employers

    The whistleblower provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act has been a hot topic in corporate law circles from the outset. So it’s no surprise that the 5th Circuit ruling in Asadi v G.E. Energy has attracted the attention of inside counsel and their outside law firms.

  • Illegal immigrants can sue for wages for work actually performed

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects all workers in the U.S., even if they’re working illegally. That’s the hard lesson some cafe owners had to learn when the 8th Circuit ruled July 29 in Lucas et al. v. Jerusalem Cafe that undocumented workers were allowed to sue for back...

  • Court decides on football likeness rights issue in video games

    Football season has officially kicked off—not just on the field, but also in the courtroom.

  • Circuit Roundup

    The 2nd Circuit has recently attempted to clarify unpaid overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the court’s August ruling in Dejesus v. HF Management Systems Services only nails down what an unpaid overtime claim requires even further.

From The Editor

  • Risks and Rewards

    One of my first interviews as EIC of this magazine was with Sara Moss, general counsel of The Estée Lauder Companies. One of the key takeaways from my conversation with Sara is how the regulatory landscape is impacting the role of the GC, in both public companies and private organizations....

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