Emerging Issues: Page 2


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    P.F. Chang’s alleges UKG lost, destroyed employee data

    The restaurant chain's lawsuit alleges that it first discovered some of its data had not successfully transferred from UltiPro in December 2021.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 10, 2023
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    Former NFL attorney details his work on league’s sports betting deals

    Doug Mishkin, a new partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, will bring his in-house experience handling the league’s sports gambling-related transactions to bear.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Trendline

    2023 in-house legal outlook: Value creation rises to the top

    Legal leaders say legal operations and technology will be central to doing more with less this year.  

    By Legal Dive staff
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    Ensuring your firm’s success

    Make smarter decisions with our shipping software, backed by real-time data and insights designed to take your shipping to the next level.

    Jan. 9, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    6 in-house legal trends to watch in 2023

    Legal chiefs will be expected to do more with less even while operational costs rise and compliance risks grow.

    By Robert Freedman and Lyle Moran • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Trustmark announces $100M settlement for Ponzi scheme

    The settlement, which still requires judicial approval, would spare the bank from a pending trial on the matter, set to start Feb. 27.

    By Dan Ennis • Jan. 6, 2023
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    FTC begins crackdown on noncompetes

    Three companies and two individuals were cited the same week the agency announced plans to ban such agreements entirely.

    By Kathryn Moody • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Social media can funnel candidates into the hiring process — but not replace it

    Employers can use social media to tell prospective candidates a story, sources said, but must beware of potential pitfalls.

    By Jen A. Miller • Jan. 5, 2023
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    Non-competes would be illegal under FTC’s proposed rule

    If finalized as written, both new and existing non-competes, along with some non-disclosure agreements, would be banned as unfair practices that harm competition. 

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    CFO turned SPACs into personal banks to fund crypto, meme investments

    Former African Gold finance chief used the company’s operating funds for his own use and then created two more SPACs to generate additional money for himself, the Securities and Exchange Commission says.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Wells Fargo escapes $300M fair-housing suit, but win is lost amid CFPB payout

    At least twice in 2022, the bank saw a double dose of multimillion-dollar news in a 24-hour span, and somehow mortgage cases always lose out.

    By Dan Ennis • Jan. 3, 2023
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    How GCs can prevent universal proxy cards from disrupting strategy

    The impact of the SEC’s new director voting system remains to be seen, but a legal leader’s role in consensus-building is clear.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    The benefits of efficient, effective shipping solutions

    A well-integrated shipping and mailing solution can save time and money while ensuring that critical information is delivered accurately and on time.

    Jan. 3, 2023
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    The unspoken crisis in men’s mental health — and how employers can help

    For many men, the traditional approach is not working, one expert told HR Dive.

    By Emilie Shumway • Dec. 20, 2022
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    Tesla gains by using arbitration, but, like Twitter, it might end up losing

    The use of mass arbitration as a tactic could end up making the Elon Musk-led company wonder if it would be better off in the court system.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Video game maker settles for $520M for putting kids in harm’s way

    Epic was charged under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the FTC Act. The penalty includes $245M in refunds for using “dark patterns” to separate users from their money. 

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Managing legal and reputational risks when right-sizing your workforce

    Reductions in force can help lower your company’s operating expenses, but if not undertaken with empathy, they might have the opposite effect.

    By Evandro Gigante, Noa Baddish and Melissa Overbeck • Dec. 19, 2022
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    Knowledge of rule didn’t stop AT&T execs from breaking law, SEC says

    The company provided instruction on how to comply with Regulation FD, which prohibits the sharing of material, non-public information, but some IR specialists still allegedly flouted the law.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    What does it take to be good at cybersecurity?

    Few large enterprises meet Deloitte’s standards for high cyber maturity. The 21% that do recognize benefits not typically associated with security.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 15, 2022
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    Changes make it easier for SEC to go after insider trading

    Executives and officers will be in a much tighter box when it comes to when they can trade in their company stock under modified 10b5-1 rules.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    How TechGC has cultivated a strong community of legal leaders

    The growing group provides general counsel with forums to discuss pressing issues and develop deep relationships that help advance their careers.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    DOJ, SEC charge Sam Bankman-Fried with defrauding investors

    The former FTX CEO, who was arrested Monday in the Bahamas, was supposed to appear in front of the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday. FTX’s current CEO testified instead.

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • Dec. 13, 2022
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    Legal chiefs facing ‘most turbulent period’ of their careers

    Increased areas of risk and heightened demand have placed added pressure on general counsel, recent reports indicate.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Legal chiefs advise against slashing tech spending

    Some leaders said technology can help reduce in-house teams' workloads amid tight economic times and provide professional development benefits.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    With his firing, ex-deputy GC becomes magnet for Twitter critics who see bias

    Internal communications that Elon Musk released showed Jim Baker urging caution about a politically sensitive topic, but some can’t get past his former FBI role.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    ACC launches new DEI benchmarking tool with Ethisphere

    The free software helps organizations quickly compare their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to those of their peers.

    By Dec. 8, 2022