Over the last couple of years, defense oriented commentators have used the meme “event driven securities litigation” as part of complaining about the increasing volume of class action litigation. From my perspective, there could be merit to some complaints, but the meme is far too broad and all “event driven” cases are not equal. Why?

For companies operating in the UK, there are more issues for public company directors and risk managers to consider when evaluating whether management’s operational philosophy poses risks that are not acceptable to the company and its shareholders. Among other things, a question to ask is whether an enterprise is prepared to accept the risk of

“Over a billion email accounts stolen.” The phrase sounds somewhat like the old McDonald’s ads about the number of burgers sold. For now, though, the cyber crooks are not advertising their numbers. Other sources (such as Krebs on Security), however, are revealing the numbers, and they are staggering. They also reveal a modern oxymoron:

Globalization can reduce expenses and raise profits by purchasing goods from the cheapest supplier. But purchasing the cheapest product sometimes is not a good answer. Literally decades ago, well run companies set up supply chain oversight and checking for overseas suppliers. Others, however, do little or nothing to check on suppliers, and some Ds and

It may be the corporate boards are starting to get the message about the need to pay attention to science, technology and cybersecurity. According to an article in the June 30, 2014 WSJ: “Corporate Boards Race to Shore Up Cybersecurity.”

Perhaps the most telling part of the story is the following quote:  “

John Tate of Stites & Harbison wrote a short but cogent article on recognizing and managing repetitive or "serial litigation" arising from products.  It’s online here via LinkedIn.  His article includes a fine list of events  that can signal the future arrival of serial claims, and so could be especially useful for directors thinking about