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Why Legal Reform Must Be a Part of Healthcare Reform

According to Dr. Stuart Weinstein of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, we could save at least $200 billion a year from simple legal reforms.

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance , Legal September 15 2009
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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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The Sanctity of Contracts in a World of Bailouts

Are the employment contracts of firms receiving bailout funds immune from government revision? Major public dustups have an unsettling way of forcing CEOs, who are often in the line of fire, to ponder fundamental questions about the structure of this nation’s economic order.

Richard A. Epstein CEO Compensation , Governance/Compliance , Legal June 22 2009

The PRICE of REGULATION

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

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

The Employee No Choice Act

Now that Barack Obama has won the presidency and Democrats control both houses of Congress, a major sea change in [...]

Richard A. Epstein Election Center , Governance/Compliance , Legal December 12 2008

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

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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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

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