Keeping contracts up to date

“But I’ve used that form contract for years!”  Why you need to review and update your company’s contracts

Contracts are a critical part of operating any business.  Companies have contracts with suppliers and vendors, partner companies, landlords, and clients, among others.  Often, contracts may not be in writing but are just verbal, such as with a longstanding supplier.  But many contracts […]

By | 2018-02-16T21:14:09+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Sexual Harassment Policies

How to protect your employees and your company against sexual harassment claims

In my last post I highlighted the importance for every employer—both for-profit and nonprofit—to review their sexual harassment policies and practices, in light of recent high-profile scandals.  In this post, we will review the key components that any effective sexual harassment policy must include, so that an employer can […]

By | 2018-02-05T16:19:01+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

Sexual Harassment

Recent sexual harassment scandals mean all businesses should be reviewing their own policies

By now everyone knows about the recent sexual harassment scandals involving prominent politicians, celebrities, and business people.  As we have seen from examples involving the movie industry’s Harvey Weinstein and Fox News’ Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, sexual harassment can […]

By | 2018-01-30T21:24:28+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Fractional General Counsel

Using a fractional general counsel provides your company high-quality legal service at a fraction of the cost of outside law firms

Attorneys can be expensive.  Even attorneys will acknowledge that fact.  Hiring a full-time in-house attorney may not make economic sense until a company’s legal fees exceed the cost—including benefits—of employing an attorney. That can easily exceed $150,000 per year.

Traditional billing […]

By | 2018-01-22T18:35:11+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Uber cyberattack

Uber hid 2016 cyberattack affected 57 million Uber customers and drivers: five lessons for every business

Ride-sharing service Uber recently disclosed that it suffered a massive cyberattack in October 2017, in which personal information of some 50 million customers and 7 million drivers was stolen.  Uber has come in for harsh criticism over its response to this attack, including not disclosing […]

By | 2017-11-28T18:15:48+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

New Broker-Dealer Cybersecurity Rules

New Cybersecurity Regulations Apply to Colorado Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisors

Earlier this year, the Colorado Division of Securities issued regulations affecting Colorado broker-dealers and investment advisers. The regulations require broker-dealers and investment advisers to “establish and maintain written procedures reasonably designed to ensure cybersecurity” and include cybersecurity as part of its risk assessment (Rule 51-4.8 governs Broker-Dealer Cybersecurity; Rule 51-4.14(IA) covers Investment […]

By | 2017-11-13T16:03:50+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Hack at the Museum

Denver Art Museum suffers data breach affecting information of 800 people

As I’ve written in previous blog posts, size doesn’t matter when it comes to the risk of a data breach.  Nor does it matter whether the organization breached is a business or a nonprofit. The Denver Post reported this week that the Denver Art Museum suffered a breach over the […]

By | 2017-11-01T16:13:55+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

Fractional In-house Attorney

A fractional general counsel can provide excellent legal services at a fraction of the cost of outside law firms

Attorneys can be expensive.  Even attorneys will acknowledge that fact.  For a business that needs ongoing legal services, hiring a full-time in-house counsel may not make economic sense.  This is especially true for companies with from $1-50 million in revenue, as well […]

By | 2017-10-31T18:43:28+00:00 October 31st, 2017|

Equifax Data Breach

Small and mid-sized businesses worried after recent Equifax data breach

By now, almost everyone has heard or read about the recent data breach of Equifax, one of the three large credit reporting companies in the U.S. According to Equifax, as many as 143 million consumer records were compromised, with the potential for identity theft and other fraudulent actions.

Companies of all sizes […]

By | 2017-10-02T19:42:25+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax data breach: consumers and companies at risk

By now almost everyone has read or heard about the massive data breach at Equifax, one of the three large credit reporting companies.  According to news reports, 143 million Americans have had sensitive personal information, including names, addresses, social security numbers, and birthdates stolen.  This information enables a criminal to steal the identity […]

By | 2017-10-04T17:06:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|
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