The Overlap of AML Compliance with Tax Compliance: FinCEN finalizes its Customer Due Diligence Rules
Posted on 08-01-2016 by William H Byrnes

Anti-money laundering officers face greater burdens and risks because of the 2010 U.S. imposition of the cross-border, automatic sharing of financial information (FATCA) which in turn led to the global agreement among over 100 countries to adopt more expansive information sharing through an OECD Common... Read More

Louisiana Attorney Who Was Paid In Weed Can Keep Practicing. Wait what?
Posted on 10-28-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe The Louisiana Disciplinary Board has concluded that a criminal defense attorney who admitted to bartering his legal services for marijuana shouldn’t miss work for the misdemeanor, landing on a deferred suspension... Read More

Your Twitter disclaimer ("Views Are My Own"): Flimsy defense against firing
Posted on 06-22-2015 by Tracie Morris

We all have our own opinions and sometimes we are bold enough to publish those online. It is ok to have them, but It may not always be safe to post them. In fact, according to Forbes , just because you have a “Views are my own” disclaimer, it does not give you immunity from being fired by... Read More

70+ social media compliance incidents = Avg. for Fortune 100 cos.
Posted on 06-15-2015 by Tracie Morris

As social media continues to intertwine itself within society, corporations have invested more into building brands’ social media presence. While the reason behind this is to stay competitive, many organizations still are struggling to get a grasp of the scope and scale of the risks, according... Read More

How to be liked in social media and in compliance with Regulation FD
Posted on 04-28-2015 by Jae Lee

With the increasing use of social media by companies, it was only a matter of time before the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in on its use. In 2013, the SEC gave approval of the use of social media to disseminate information in compliance with Regulation FD (the fair disclosure rule). Today... Read More

Corporate Crisis Failures: A Crisis Communications Veteran Shares Lessons Learned from 2014
Posted on 01-27-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

In an article by Lexis Nexis ® Corporate Counsel Advisory , Melanie Dougherty Thomas, Managing Director at Inform, briefly noted three major data breaches or cyber-attack events that highlighted 2014. Whether it was the cyber-attack of Sony or other data breaches, we have learned how unprepared our... Read More

OFAC Compliance: 5 Challenges You May Face In 2015
Posted on 01-14-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Sven Stumbauer. In the past several years, the volume and monetary value of enforcement actions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control seem to have risen dramatically. In fact, civil penalties and settlements have grown... Read More

Are you contemplating business relationships with Cuba?
Posted on 01-08-2015 by Doug Esten

In what has been described as the most significant change in Cuba policy in more than 50 years, on Dec. 17, 2014, President Barack Obama has instructed the Secretary of State to begin the process of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, which were severed in January 1961. This information is... Read More

OFAC Compliance: New Sanctions and Corporate Risks [CLE-Accredited Webinar]
Posted on 12-30-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Navigating the quagmire of regulations governing international financial dealings can be daunting and costly. One wrong step involving a sanctioned country, entity or individual can land your company or your client in hot water with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control... Read More

Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge
Posted on 12-16-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

If you are going through a divorce then you are likely aware of how impacted the courts are, due to a limited budget, and how long a divorce can be drawn out as a result of court hearings being scheduled months out. Impacted courts are especially a concern for litigants going through a divorce who are... Read More

Regulatory changes got you sweating? If so, grab some spare towels for 2015
Posted on 11-20-2014 by Doug Esten

Every year is filled with countless changes, some good and others not so good. This year has not been an exception. 2014 has brought numerous issues to the forefront and not all of them have been solved. In an article via the Corporate Counsel Advisory newsletter , the authors recap the regulatory changes... Read More

Halloween & Compliance: How to turn a night of fun into a snooze fest
Posted on 10-31-2014 by Ted Zwayer

A compliance professional can turn the fun and chaos of Halloween into a boring night on the study of procedure. According to this article available via the LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Corporate Law Blog , author Doug Cornelius will prove it. Starting with costumes and candy… For anyone... Read More

The High Cost of Security Breaches: It's More Than You Think
Posted on 10-07-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

This infographic breaks down where the real costs of data breaches come from and offers tips that will help keep your organization's name out of the headlines. Infographic courtesy of VERACODE . Join us Wednesday for a complimentary CLE* Webinar about Cybercrime vs. Corporate Security: Battling... Read More

Monday Marvel: Cyber Security – You’re Not As Safe As You Think [Infographic]
Posted on 10-06-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Small businesses often assume they are safe from cyber attacks because they are too small to be of interest to hackers. Many small businesses also mistakenly assume they have taken adequate measures to protect themselves. The below infographic (courtesy of VERACODE ) highlights the risks faced by small... Read More

Cybercrime vs. Corporate Security: Battling Bank Theft, Spearfishing and Fraudulent Transfers [Webinar]
Posted on 10-01-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Photo Credit: Oleksiy Mark / Shutterstock.com Cybercrime. It is a daily global activity that increasingly threatens businesses. During this complimentary CLE webinar, the speakers will discuss the Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues raised in criminal cases due to rapidly developing technology, as well... Read More

Does My Child's Custody Preference Count?
Posted on 09-17-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

At the core of a custody dispute in a divorce is your child. You may think that the child should be in your sole custody but your spouse might wholly disagree and think that the child should be in his sole custody. The court will take the both sides' arguments into consideration when determining... Read More

Playing fantasy football for money isn’t gambling. Wait, what?
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Nick_Nick / Shutterstock.com As the saying goes, who’s ready for some football? The countdown is on! In a few short days, water coolers all across the United States will be infiltrated with passionate sports enthusiasts interjecting their bragging rights (and/or passionate comments... Read More

Labor & employment attorneys - Prepare your clients for the looming implementation of ACA mandates [whitepaper]
Posted on 08-27-2014 by pamtip

The looming implementation of another round of employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has business leaders scrambling for help from legal counsel and other advisors. This flurry of activity is prudent; compliance with ACA is a matter of federal law and many penalties for failure to comply... Read More

USA v. Ghana: Are World Cup Office Pools Legal?
Posted on 06-16-2014 by Ted Zwayer

With the world cup already underway, today many Americans will rally around the United States Men’s Soccer team as the U.S. plays Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cub . And, just like with March Madness, an office pool may have employees predicting the final result wagering a de minimis amount of money... Read More

I Know It's A Shock, But Law Firms Are Jeopardizing Client Information
Posted on 05-30-2014 by Doug Esten

Would it surprise you to learn that lawyers talk a good game, but rarely follow through substantively? Well, in that case here's a dog-bites-man story for you: lawyers are quick to share their concern about maintaining the security of their clients' files and not so quick to invest in the technology... Read More

Are your tweets shackled by thorny regulations? 4 social media tips for highly regulated industries
Posted on 05-01-2014 by Tracie Morris

When consumers have questions about issues in their lives, it’s no surprise to where they turn for answers: Social media has become the forum for questions about everything. But for the companies operating in financial services, pharmaceuticals and law, social media has been almost completely off... Read More

Firms Cash In On Internal Investigations - Law360Norton Rose Fulbright’s Annual Litigation Trends Survey | Business Wire
Posted on 04-15-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

The number of U.S. companies reporting that they conducted at least one internal investigation requiring help from outside counsel rose to 55 percent in 2013, up from 42 percent the year before, according to the Norton Rose Fulbright Annual Litigation Trends Survey . Since 2008, the number of companies... Read More

The Game of Rules: Why Monitoring Government Regulations Is Essential
Posted on 04-07-2014 by Cindy Spohr

A featured highlight from this whitepaper includes why it is essential for legal professionals to stay on top of emerging regulations relevant to their areas of practice since virtually every segment of the U.S. economy is subject to government regulations. With that being said, staying abreast of regulations... Read More

Question about Compliance
Posted on 04-04-2014 by Albert_Thomas16

I'm just trying to gauge opinions on the market for law school graduates working in compliance positions. I know about certain gov't positions like in the OCE office of Legal Servs. Corp., but how is the private sector market looking? Read More