Emerging Issues: Page 2


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    21 large law firms join growing diversity initiative

    Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification program features firms that commit to promote underrepresented counsel to partner and leadership positions.

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    ICE seeks permanent remote I-9 document review

    Until recently, ICE required that all employers examine worker identification in person. A temporary pandemic-driven exemption remains in place.

    By Kate Tornone • Aug. 18, 2022
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    Legal chief doubles as company’s sustainability leader

    ENGIE Impact’s Christine Uri said the relationships she has built through her legal department work help her carry out ESG-related duties.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
  • GCs called key to reducing FCPA criminal liability risk

    Although CEOs and CCOs are responsible for the controls under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the top legal officer’s engagement can be the difference-maker. 

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    Legal chiefs excited to join companies promoting sustainability

    The first legal department leaders at Geno and Ethic said the roles provide an opportunity to combine personal and professional passions.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Mailbag: How do you fill out the EEO-1 form for a nonbinary worker?

    “We don’t have to overcomplicate things for the people. We’re trying to amplify their voice,” McLean’s HR lead told HR Dive.

    By Caroline Colvin • Aug. 16, 2022
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    Data concentration expected to be a focus of antitrust scrutiny

    No acquisitions have reportedly been scuttled because of a company’s digital practices, but agencies have been told to look at the competitive impact of the combined company’s user knowledge.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
  • Former Twitter employee spied for Saudi Arabia

    Negligence charges against the company for allowing the employee, along with an engineer, to operate without detection were dismissed earlier this year.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Sales-first mentality at core of Walgreens opioid court loss

    The plaintiff took the approach of saying the company contributed to the public nuisance of the drug plague by not pressing hard enough on its controls.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    LinkedIn Recruiter to introduce ‘Diversity Nudges’

    The feature will offer filter recommendations for recruiters when a given talent pool is unbalanced, LinkedIn said.

    By Kathryn Moody • Aug. 11, 2022
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    The ascendancy of the chief legal officer

    CLOs have become entrepreneurial big-picture policy strategists as legal affairs have gained prominence in C-suite operations.

    By John Roemer • Aug. 9, 2022
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    SEC should require global tax disclosure: transparency group

    Spotty public disclosure by U.S. companies on foreign tax risk may erode investor confidence and increase the odds of financial market instability.

    By Jim Tyson • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Congress opens can of worms with 15% minimum tax based on book income

    Executives might need to take a hard look at how pay is structured as tax changes impact financial reporting.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Gender pay progress seen for some in-house positions

    For certain legal department positions below the GC/CLO-level, the average pay for women matches or exceeds that of men.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Nike to release DEI pay data following board pressure

    Investors reportedly were concerned Nike might be seen as inconsistent in its external marketing image and its internal policies and practices.

    By Caroline Colvin • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Over-reliance on parent a big part of $30M security penalty on Robinhood’s crypto operation

    At one time the company had a backlog of almost 4,400 suspicious activity alerts, New York’s financial services regulator said.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Bonuses drive gender pay gap among GCs

    Two recent reports from search firms found that male legal chiefs far outpace women in bonus pay while there is less disparity in base pay. 

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    CFOs look for consistency, transparency in emerging sustainability requirements

    CFOs globally are asking for added transparency and more consistency as regulatory bodies gear up to publish sustainability reporting standards later this year.

    By Grace Noto • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Publishing giants to challenge DOJ’s ‘made-for-litigation’ market in antitrust trial

    The government is focusing on a merger’s impact on a segment of the labor market, but that segment isn’t a real thing, defense attorneys say.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    J.P. Morgan’s copy-and-paste job no good as identity-theft policy, SEC says

    In its claim, the Securities and Exchange Commission took issue with the company’s written policy, not its actual response to risks.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Large companies partner to improve diversity in IP law

    Amazon, Google and Microsoft are among those partnering with LOT Network to advance DEI through information and mentorship.

    By July 29, 2022
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    Wage info-sharing at center of DOJ poultry company antitrust probe

    Federal antitrust officials began looking into compensation practices of processors after a merger was announced between two of the largest players in the sector.

    By July 26, 2022
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    How to operationalize a data privacy program

    LinkSquares' legal chief said in-house teams should work closely with colleagues to implement and test data security measures.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Sweeping federal data privacy law gains steam

    The American Data Privacy and Protection Act, which is likely to pass the House and stands a chance of passing the Senate, includes a limited private right of action for violations and preempts much of, but not all, state laws.

    By July 22, 2022
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    C-suite savvy key to digital transformation success, McKinsey says

    Companies succeeding in a digital transformation outperform their peers by focusing on customer engagement and innovation.

    By Jim Tyson • July 21, 2022