The role of contract terms in compliance

I’m really looking forward to my upcoming presentation to the annual Compliance and Ethics Institute of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. The topic is: “Are Your Corporate Contract Clauses Running Offense and Defense for Your Compliance Program?” It should be a lot of fun – seriously! Amy Hutchens and I will engage in some lively mock contract negotiations as […]

Lawyer sport: nice plea, Bernie

Anybody read all of Bernie Madoff’s allocution when he pled guilty? I pasted it, below. It sounds like an odd mea culpa. But it’s actually  a neat, precise bit of lawyering. Put aside the lives he shattered, and you can almost enjoy the way his defense team tracks the required elements of the crimes to […]