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First the Thought Police, Then the Lawyers: Navigating Social Media

Social media strategy can be tricky, especially when it comes to its legal implications. Here are four tips for sorting through the new issues that your company is facing on the social media front.

Nick Balletta Governance/Compliance , Legal , Technology February 28 2012

How to Evaluate Legal Risk in Acquisitions

Litigation does not have to be an uncontrollable factor in the valuation of any business. By properly evaluating the potential for materiality and future litigation, and the connection between the litigation and the business plan, investors can make informed decisions, with a full understanding of the legal risk associated with a potential company.

James Shields Governance/Compliance , Legal October 6 2011

The “America Destroys Jobs” Act

President Obama’s signing of the “America Invents Act” is supposed to spur job creation, but in reality, the act will destroy jobs. Successful entrepreneur and author, Hank Nothhaft, writes exclusively for Chief Executive on why this act will only make the U.S. unemployment problem worse.

Hank Nothhaft Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory September 26 2011
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What CEOs Need to Know About New Governance Developments

Under section 14A of Dodd-Frank, shareholder votes on executive compensation are now mandatory for all public companies. 2011 was the policies first year and it seems as if investors will largely back executive pay plans. Companies who held votes had a passage rate of 98.5 percent.

James R. Copland Governance , Governance/Compliance , Legal August 12 2011
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Kill Economic Freedom; Kill Job Creation

After Boeing announced its plans to locate a Dreamliner production site in South Carolina, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stated its position that Boeing should restrict production to Washington state. The NLRB was against the airline manufacturer creating jobs in South Carolina (there were no plans to eliminate the jobs in Washington) where there are lower costs and business conditions are stable.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory July 29 2011
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Making Litigation Management Work for You

Legal fees can be astronomical, and executives sometimes find themselves overwhelmed by legal actions they don’t understand. Some disputes can be resolved with a lot lower cost in legal fees, but more importantly than lowering fees, litigation management can help align legal strategy with business goals.

James Shields Governance/Compliance , Legal July 22 2011

States and Tax Incentives — What You Need to Know

When deciding where to establish or relocate a business, tax rates, credits, and incentives are an important consideration. And as corporate and income tax rates vary by state, it’s crucial to know the landscape before entering a market. Here’s an in-depth guide and what you should focus on.

Dean Zerbe Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory July 14 2011
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The New UK Bribery Act: A Legal Minefield for CEOs

New UK law, the harshest anti-corruption legislation ever enacted, poses serious legal risks for corporate officers and directors regardless of nationality or domicile. Timothy Ashby outlines the new law and lets CEOs know how to stay in compliance.

Timothy Ashby Global Business , Governance/Compliance , Legal May 6 2011

The PRICE of REGULATION

Prescriptive mandates, critics charge, are often worse than the ailment.

Russ Banham Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory April 22 2010

The Lead Weight of Litigation

The refusal to engage in legal reform puts brand “America” at risk.

Steven B. Hantler Governance/Compliance , Legal November 24 2009

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