About the Author

Rich Steeves

Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Managing Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance arenas. Rich earned a B.A. in English Literature and an M.Ed. from The George Washington University. In addition to working nine years as a teacher of English Language Arts at the secondary level, Rich has worked in both print and online publishing, most recently serving as Managing Editor at TMCnet. He is also a published author, having written two novels and over a dozen short stories collected in various anthologies.

Article List

  • Dealing with misbehavior in the C-Suite, part 2

    While every executive knows that there will inevitably be problems that must be addressed, not everyone in the C-Suite knows how best to address them.

  • Dealing with misbehavior in the C-Suite, part 1

    I recently spoke with Julie Anne Preng, managing partner, Korn/Ferry International and speaker at the 2014 SuperConference in Chicago, Ill., about how companies deal with misdeeds in the C-Suite.

  • Security compliance protects assets, builds trust

    Data security is more important than ever, and, especially in light of recent high-profile breaches, companies need to take data security compliance seriously.

  • Inside the role of IP in M&A transactions

    In the last few decades, business leaders have had to consider one more factor that has been growing in significance: Intellectual property. Companies now see IP, especially patents, as keystones of business architecture.

  • Google Street View patent case hits the Federal Circuit

    The case moved up the ladder to the Federal Circuit, which overturned the District Court’s ruling. This, of course, means that Google’s Street View may, in fact, infringe on the Vederi patents.

  • SEC whistleblower program still in its infancy

    During one of the breakout sessions of the 2014 Global Ethics Summit, experts discussed current developments of the SEC whistleblower program. The panel was moderated by Jordan A. Thomas of Labaton Sucharow, and featured Stephen Donovan, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, International Paper and Randy Stephens, JD, CCEP, VP, Ethical...

  • The relationship between reputation and trust

    In a session at the 2014 Global Ethics Summit, companies like Hasbro and Marriott that were identified as “most ethical” by Ethisphere spoke about the relationship between brand, reputation and trust.

  • Crisis management

    These were the opening remarks at the second keynote session at the sixth annual Global Ethics Summit. The topic was “Lessons from a Crisis” and the two chief compliance officers shared their experiences with crises.

  • Ethics and compliance top of mind for GCs

    “I sleep like a baby, meaning I wake up every night screaming and crying.”

  • Achieving true diversity in the C-Suite

    Most businesses hold a common conception of diversity, but whether considering race, gender or other factors, it is important for companies to move beyond the existing paradigm to embrace actual change in corporate culture.

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