Workplace Challenges of Influenza (Seasonal and H1N1)

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? I noticed the leaves changing colors in my backyard. That means the annual influenza season is approaching. This year we also get the second round of the Swine Flu. (The pork industry prefers that we use the H1N1 designation instead.) It looks like this second round of H1N1 […]

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State of Corporate Citizenship in the United States

Corporate Responsibility Weathering the Economic Storm

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship released their findings in the 2009 State of Corporate Citizenship in the United States. Despite the upheaval in the economy, a majority of U.S. companies are not making major changes in their corporate citizenship practices. Of those who made changes: 38% reduced philanthropy/giving, 27% increased layoffs, and 19% […]

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ALA

Social Networking for Legal Administrators

I am giving two presentations today to the Boston Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators at their 5th Annual One Day Educational Conference. In the morning, my presentation is Social Networking 101 and the afternoon is Social Networking 201. Social Networking 101 This session is for those who don’t know about social networking and […]

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Enterprise 2.0 SF

Join Me at Enterprise 2.0

On November 4, I will be out in San Francisco at the West Coast Enterprise 2.0 Conference on this panel: Social Media: Policy Formation and Risk Management Policy formation, risk management, media relations, and governance programs become a critical requirement as organizations assess implications to the enterprise arising from employee participation in social networking sites […]

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risk

Redefining Risk

Maybe we should define risk as what needs to go right, instead of what could go wrong. Although I would like to claim credit for this view of risk, it came from James Bone of Global Compliance Advisors, LLC. I met James at a Compliance Week round table last week discussing risk management and regulatory […]

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IDC

IDC Task Force Report Identifies Key Characteristics for Strong Compliance Programs

Independent Directors Council published a new task force report on the characteristics of a strong mutual fund compliance program. These include an ethical, compliance-focused “tone at the top;” a collaborative approach by the fund’s chief compliance officer; a risk-based program tailored to the fund and the adviser’s business; transparency and candor among the CCO, fund […]

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Intellectual Property and Social Media

This afternoon I am at the Harvard Club in New York City participating in Social Media: Risks & Rewards, an Incisive Media event. These are my notes from this session. Now that you are in social media, how do you deal with trademark and copyright issues? How do you protect them? Speakers: Valerie L. Boccadoro, […]

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Social Media Best Practices

This afternoon I am at the Harvard Club in New York City participating in Social Media: Risks & Rewards, an Incisive Media event. My second panel presentation is Social Media Best Practices. (My morning presentation was Develop your Company’s Corporate Policy for Social Media.) I was joined on the panel by: John Lipsey, Vice President […]

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Your Business and the Social Media Sensation

This morning I am at the Harvard Club at the Social Media: Risks & Rewards conference. The line-up for this panel: Moderator: Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News Michele Mitchell, VP of Audience Development and Retention of NBC Universal Cheryl Givner, Managing Counsel Worldwide Marketing & Core Products of MasterCard Worldwide Nicole Black, Of […]

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Develop your Company’s Corporate Policy for Social Media

This morning I am at the Harvard Club in New York City participating in Social Media: Risks & Rewards an Incisive Media event. My first presentation is Develop your Company’s Corporate Policy for Social Media with David Morris, Group Counsel of TripAdvisor Media Group and Howard Greenstein, President of The Harbrooke Group. The approach we […]

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