April 22, 2015

Got Your Feedback: Our Home Page Goes Back to “Normal”

In the wake of poll results indicating a strong preference to having the full menu of our offerings available straight from our home page, I have reverted the home page back to whence it came. The new large tabs at the top are the same – and the home page is “cleaner” than it used to be – but for the most part, everything is back to how it was before the redesign. Not mobile friendly – so it’s gonna hurt our Google rankings – but I listened to you. Like before, the change in the home page doesn’t impact all the other content on the site.

One member’s reaction: “I feel the same sense of triumph I felt when “old Coke” returned.” And also note that I launched a redesign yesterday of the home page using the same concept, much larger tabs at the top and other clean-up (but no changes to the underlying content)…

DOJ Emphasizes Role of Criminal Prosecution in Addition to Regulatory Enforcement

Here’s an excerpt of this blog by Mintz Levin’s Bridget Rohde:

The U.S. Department of Justice, through the Assistant Attorney General in charge of its Criminal Division, spoke forcefully on Tuesday regarding “the role of criminal law enforcement in prosecuting conduct that may also be subject to regulatory enforcement.” Speaking at a conference at New York University, AAG Leslie R. Caldwell discussed the sometimes “critical need” for criminal prosecution even where there are civil and regulatory options, noting that individuals may receive prison sentences and companies may suffer collateral consequences that are “the only just punishment” for the conduct at issue and that serve to deter others. Recognizing that there are different kinds of breaches, she spoke of calibrating the penalty to the nature of the breach and the entity’s history and culture. AAG Caldwell also stated that DOJ’s Criminal Division, unlike other authorities, requires entities to admit their misconduct when resolving a criminal matter by a Non-Prosecution Agreement, a Deferred Prosecution Agreement, or a guilty plea. She addressed the Criminal Division’s power – and resolve – when it suspects or finds non-compliance with an NPA or a DPA.

Fraud Indicators: Signature Size Matters

This article notes how a recent study shows that CFOs with big signatures are more likely to misreport…

– Broc Romanek