In This Issue - November 2009
Legal advice—whether it was taken or not—is at the center of state and federal probes of Bank of America.
Edward O'Keefe, the new GC at Bank of America Corporation, has inherited what must be one of the biggest legal messes any general counsel could step into.
In The News
A defamation suit against a Cisco lawyer ends in a secret settlement.
Pfizer's GC loses oversight of compliance in a government deal.
Siemens tries to recover from a bribery scandal by striking integrity pacts with its rivals.
Toyota and a former staff lawyer ram into each other in court.
The chief executive of Apple runs through a string of general counsel.
On The Job
Pepsi Bottling/PepsiAmericas; Agilent/Varian; Towers Perrin/Watson Wyatt; SEC v. Bank of America; Martinez et al. v. Astrue; Visto v. RIM; U.S. v. Butler et al.; Kano State v. Pfizer
Nortel Restructuring; Morrow v. Zhang
Whistle-blowers wonder what happened to, and who will fix, the office of special counsel.
Enforcement is up, but one-third of companies have no Foreign Corrupt Practices Act program.
Who's paying whom to say what?
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