Legal

Force Majeure In The Time Of Coronavirus

With no end in sight to the outbreak, companies may want to consider this legal option to mitigate the impact of the crisis on their business.

For An Emerging Class Of Lawyer Kings, Litigation Is A Cash Cow

The legal fees they earn for class-action suits will come from the companies they sue—and, ultimately, from the consumers who buy their products.

Opioid Litigation Has Liability Lessons Every CEO Should Worry About

When an Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for causing that state’s opioid crisis, business leaders were understandably distressed. Not...

What CEOs Should Be Asking Risk Managers

Chief executives must navigate the muddy waters of both complex compliance and growth, while communicating with a board of directors. It’s no easy task. Here are three priorities for CEOs to discuss with risk managers in order to properly communicate with the board.

Let’s Make A “Deal Tax”

They call it the “deal tax”: When a public company announces a merger or acquisition, it is greeted with one, two or half a dozen lawsuits, sometimes drafted and filed within hours of the announcement.

Do You Solemnly Swear…

In positions of leadership you are bound to be confronted by the unknown; it comes with the territory. Fred Engelfried recalls a time when he was subpoenaed and the impact this "unknown encounter" had on him.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Early Facebook Investor Roger McNamee: FTC Settlement Not Enough

Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee, one of the earliest investors in Facebook, weighs in on the FTC's $5 billion fine for Facebook and the multiple investigations into potential anti-trust violations by the largest companies in technology.

How CEOs Can Navigate Legal Challenges

Most of us would rather not be involved in combative legal proceedings; it’s not what we do best. However, if such proceedings are unavoidable, be ‘Spock’-like in your leadership. 

In a Gender vs. CEO Lawsuit, Facts Are Sometimes Optional

The CEO of an Indian consulting company celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary where cake was served. The outcome was more than melted candles; he was charged with gender discrimination.

When Lawyers Run Wild

Multimillion dollar settlements that benefit no one who was actually harmed have the Supreme Court asking: Should lawyers earn money for nothing?
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Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

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