Monday, 11 May 2015 10:33 Written by Renato Pontello
In the wake of the corporate scandals in the late 1990s and early 2000s involving misappropriation of resources, bribery, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and other such shenanigans, there was a large public outcry on the part of shareholders, the media, the regulators, the government, and other community stakeholders asking “where were in-house counsel, were they asleep at the wheel?”
Monday, 11 May 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Peter Mantas says this case should give the Competition Bureau pause in how it investigates and prosecutes.|
People expect most lawyers to be type A personalities. The assumption is the lawyer will be the loudest person in the room, the person not afraid to speak up when necessary and, most importantly, the person who looks for the spotlight in every occasion. However, the reality is often very different than the expectation.
Monday, 20 April 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Around the issue of privilege, companies must decide what the ultimate purpose of the report is going to be, says Michelle Henry.|
Monday, 13 April 2015 08:00 Written by Renato Pontello
In-house counsel play an important role in ensuring their clients exercise appropriate corporate governance — “appropriate” being the operative word. Applying big company practices holus bolus to start-ups and small- to medium-sized enterprises can be as inappropriate as shooting from the hip and ignoring tried and true governance practices which have benefited companies as they have scaled.
|Cost pressures are the largest motivators for new ideas in the legal business.|
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Anand Hariharan only had to pay the OSC back half of the 623-per-cent profit he made.|
Monday, 30 March 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Based on statistics, a career in law was not in the cards for me. I arrived in Canada at the age of nine from Uruguay. English was not my first language. I attended several high schools in the Jane-Finch area in Toronto. I spent some time away from school before returning to get my high school accreditation. I did not have role models in the profession or a network of legal professionals to encourage me and show me that a career in law was possible for me.
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown