• Comprehensively compliant

    Volkswagen is in the midst of an ethical and compliance nightmare after revelations surfaced about the company tampering with emissions software.

  • Rotting from the top

    This has got to be one for the books.

  • Reaching out

    When companies want to expand globally, in-house legal departments need to be part of the process.

  • Vexing vendors?

    On April 13, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued Advisory Bulletin 2012-03, which addresses vendor management rules and processes that are required to be used by supervised non-banks (See 12 U.S.C. §§ 5514-16). The bulletin requires covered non-bank consumer finance companies to develop and implement policies for risk...

  • Picking up a live wire: Why energy issues should be included in your due diligence

  • The Yates Memo: Friend or foe to compliance officers?

    Last month, newly appointed Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sally Quillian Yates spoke at New York University (NYU) School of Law about the Department of Justice’s ongoing focus on individual prosecutions. A seasoned prosecutor with a number of high-profile white collar cases under her belt, DAG Yates reminded the room...

  • Regulatory update

    The opening keynote featured Jessica Hopper, vice president, regional enforcement at FINRA; Meredith Fuchs, general counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Cicely LaMothe, associate director, Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • The secure GC: Responding to FTC information requests

    Following the 3rd Circuit’s decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., which held that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority to regulate cybersecurity practices under the Federal Trade Commission Act, investigations by the agency are likely to accelerate. Those investigations will be accompanied by informal and formal requests by...

  • FCC discusses 'verbal consent'

    In a ruling that became public on July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clarified that express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protections Act (TCPA) may be given verbally in certain circumstances.

  • EU data protection reform: What does it mean for US organizations?

    For US organiszations with business operations in Europe, the European Union (EU) approach to regulation of data privacy or “data protection” can seem like a logistical quagmire. While in theory EU-wide harmonization of laws (under a 1995 Data Protection Directive) should enable businesses to collect, utilize and transfer data freely...

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