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At a time when climate change has been referred to by the President of the United States as our “existential crisis,” and investors are pouring trillions of dollars into green, sustainable funds, more and more companies and investment funds are touting their climate and environmental bona fides. In April of this year, Mastercard announced that it was going to link all employee bonuses to meeting ESG (environmental, social and governance) goals. See, “Mastercard (MA) to Tie All Employee Bonuses to Meeting ESG Goals,” Bloomberg (April 19, 2022). Similarly, in March of this year, Goldman Sachs announced that directors at companies in which Goldman invests who fail to provide sufficient climate risk disclosure are at risk of being voted out by Goldman.
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By Jonathan S. Feld and Lisa M. Burnett
The attorney-client privilege is a critical component in the legal process but its protection is constantly being challenged in complicated corporate investigations. There are measures that attorneys should, where possible, take steps to mitigate the risk of losing the privilege.
By Evan T. Barr
This article explores the law on selective prosecution and why, despite the long odds against success, it may still make sense from a defense perspective to assert the claim.
By Isha Marathe
The Federal Trade Commission, under its current chairperson Lina Khan, has released a flurry of press releases and blogs in recent months signaling at a focused commercial surveillance “crackdown.”
By Andrew Goudsward
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s widely hailed whistleblower program has paid millions in recent years to former SEC lawyers who have come to dominate the market for representing tipsters seeking payouts through the program, a new study found.