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Former Hertz General Counsel Rebuffs Demand for Clawback

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The Hertz suit accused the former executives of pressuring employees to use fraudulent accounting techniques to inflate income and earnings, reports The Global Legal Post.

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Webinar: #MeToo is Transforming Corporate Governance

Webinar: #MeToo is Transforming Corporate Governance

Webinar, April 23
In this free, one hour webinar, Berkeley Law professor Amelia Miazad will analyze how the #MeToo movement has impacted foundational aspects of corporate governance.

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Biglaw Firm Sued for Role in $1.36B Grocery Chain Buyout

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The complaint alleges Cravath drafted the SEC filing “to procure stockholder approval and cover up prior wrongdoing,” and in doing so, pocketed $5.5 million in fees in what amounted to “a sham sale process.”

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Court Agrees General Counsel Was Fired for Whistle-Blowing; Upholds $8 Million Verdict

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The 9th Circuit ruled that the former general cousnel had acted as a whistle-blower and was dismissed in retaliation for reporting conduct that he “reasonably believed” to be illegal.

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Elon Musk Defiant As Judge Orders Him to Explain Tesla Tweets

Elon Musk Defiant As Judge Orders Him to Explain Tesla Tweets

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Tesla’s internal system designed to have an in-house lawyer vet Elon Musk’s tweets didn’t work in this case because his social-media minder didn’t bless the Feb. 19 post.

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Hanzo Live Webinar: The Dynamic Relationship Between Compliance and Marketing

Webinar, Feb. 28, 2019
Hanzo will present a webinar on the dynamic relationship between compliance and marketing on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST.

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In 8-Month Tenure, Non-Elected NY AG Was Leading Trump Antagonist

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Barbara Underwood was an apolitical force in New York, quietly serving as solicitor general before getting an unexpected promotion to become the state’s first female attorney general, writes the Associated Press.

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Hanzo Webinar Lineup to Discuss Challenges Collecting Social Media

Hanzo Webinar Lineup to Discuss Challenges Collecting Social Media

Webinar, Dec. 19, 2018, 1:30 p.m. ET
Social media is ubiquitous in business communications but many organiations don’t have a good way to deal with it. Hanzo has assembled a panel of industry experts discuss the challenges social media presents compliance and e-discovery workflows and best practices.

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Subpoenas Issued to Trump Organization in Emoluments Lawsuit

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Reuters reports the Trump Organization Inc., the president’s privately owned real estate company, and related corporate entities received the subpoenas.

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Supreme Court Weighs Google Settlement That Paid Class Members Nothing

Supreme Court Weighs Google Settlement That Paid Class Members Nothing

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“How can you say that it makes any sense?” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. asked a lawyer for the members of the class.

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DOJ Announces Guidelines to Reduce the Imposition of Monitorships in Corporate Criminal Cases

DOJ Announces Guidelines to Reduce the Imposition of Monitorships in Corporate Criminal Cases

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The Justice Department’s Criminal Division has announced updated policies and procedures related to the selection of corporate monitors in federal criminal cases, according to an advisory by Alston &. Bird.

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What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

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Of the all fixes the SEC wants Tesla Inc. to make in the wake of Elon Musk’s now-infamous tweet, one stands out for its novelty: “An experienced securities lawyer.” reports Bloomberg Law.

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Securities Lawyers Shocked By Elon Musk’s Tweet, Point to Potential Legal Minefield

Securities Lawyers Shocked By Elon Musk’s Tweet, Point to Potential Legal Minefield

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Securities lawyers said Telsa’s board would have to form a committee to explore a take-private or risk being accused of skirting their duty, reports CNBC.

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Uber Hires Former Justice Department Lawyer as Compliance Chief

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The newly created role is designed to help Uber avoid the kinds of scandals and legal scrutiny that enveloped the business last year, reports Bloomberg.

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Webcast: Compliance and Contract Management

Webcast: Compliance and Contract Management

Webinar, June 27, 2018, 2 p.m. EDT
Compliance Week will present a webcast titled “Compliance and Contract Management – The Right People, Process & Technology” to highlight effective strategies and considerations to maintain compliance with contractual agreements in the U.S. and abroad.

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Facebook Could Face Record Fine, Say Former FTC Officials

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Facebook could face fines of $1 billion or more for the company’s mishaps with user data, says the former head of the FTC’s bureau of consumer protection.

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Facebook Privacy Scandal Unleashes Nationwide ‘Litigation Swarm’

Facebook Privacy Scandal Unleashes Nationwide ‘Litigation Swarm’

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Damages could be substantial for shareholders, with one group of investors estimating that at least $50 billion in the company’s market capitalization has been wiped out as a result of the disclosure, Bloomberg Technology reports.

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Webinar: How Solid is Your Whistleblower Program?

Webinar: How Solid is Your Whistleblower Program?

Webinar, April 10, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT
Webinar participants will hear new insights from the 2018 Ethics & Compliance Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report.

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Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

On-Demand
Hunton & Williams LLP has posted an on-demand webinar discussing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently released cybersecurity guidance.

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Judge Dismisses Exxon’s Lawsuit, Letting Multi-State Fraud Investigation Continue

Judge Dismisses Exxon’s Lawsuit, Letting Multi-State Fraud Investigation Continue

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A U.S. district judge in New York on Thursday dismissed Exxon’s lawsuit claiming officials in New York and Massachusetts conspired with environmental groups in planning the securities-fraud probe.

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