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  • Guilty of Being a CFO

    An appeals court's reversal of a CFO's fraud conviction challenges prosecutors who suggested his professional expertise implied fraudulent intent. January 10, 2011

  • Best of 2010: Regulation

    Regulators squeezed companies for more financial information all year long. Thanks to Dodd-Frank, they won't ease up anytime soon. January 4, 2011

  • Supremes Mull Pension Deception

    An ERISA claim against insurer Cigna threatens to heighten risks for plan sponsors. December 3, 2010

  • When Restating Causes a Furor

    In a California business judgment ruling, a court backs a board trying to correct the CEO's perceived ethical mistake – but the case leaves questions. September 30, 2010

  • Bankrupt Companies: Pay Us Back

    Bankruptcy trustees are aggressively seeking to reclaim payments made by insolvent firms to vendors and other unsecured creditors. September 10, 2010

  • Smart Phones Pose a New Risk

    The presence of work-related data on employees' personal devices could create a thorny legal issue. September 9, 2010

  • Will FASB's Breadcrumb Trail Remain?

    The standard-setter will vote on whether to extend the comment period for a controversial disclosure rule that could open up companies to new lawsuits. August 17, 2010

  • The Cloud's Legal Lining

    As cloud computing grows ever more pervasive, pricing will moderate and legal and regulatory challenges will emerge, a top technology attorney says. August 10, 2010

  • Paid to Whistle

    The newly signed financial-reform law substantially raises the potential rewards for whistle-blowing. Will a flood of new claims result? July 23, 2010

  • Compensatory Damages Can Be Tax Deductible

    A 2010 court decision that favored the IRS over a corporate taxpayer provides useful insights for other companies making restitution payments to the government. July 19, 2010

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