President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Will Increase Compliance Obligations on the Private Sector

Companies providing information technology products and services to U.S. government agencies are now required to notify such agencies of cyber incidents and meet specific cybersecurity standards.

Conversation between Professor Jon Smollen and Michael Donnella, incoming Director and Professor of the Center for Compliance and Ethics

Professor Jon Smollen, founder of the Temple Law Center for Compliance and Ethics, asks Michael Donnella, the incoming Director of the center, about his experience and plans to expand compliance and ethics education at Temple Law.

Action-Snacked Year: Food Labeling Class Actions On The Rise

Consumer class action lawsuits targeting foods for alleged false and misleading labeling rose sharply in 2020. Although this trend may appear to threaten the food and beverage industry, courts are applying the “reasonable consumer” standard with a “real world” perspective, dismissing cases despite plaintiffs’ alleged subjective confusion about the labeling at issue because the hypothetical “reasonable consumer” would not have been misled.

The Compliance Monthly: A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA WINCHELL, VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMPLIANCE AT BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN TRUSTEE SERVICES IN IRELAND

Jessica Winchell, Vice President of Compliance with Brown Brothers Harriman, describes her path to a career in compliance, skills necessary to succeed in the field, and how her time at Temple Law helped to shape her professional life.

SEC and DOJ Target Insider Trading on the Dark Web

A high profile action brought recently by the SEC and DOJ against a SpaceX engineer exemplifies the federal government’s ability to monitor the dark web, despite its anonymity. Regardless of the difficulties in monitoring for sensitive information disseminated on the dark web, companies need to take proactive, prophylactic steps to help minimize the danger that company insiders will misuse access to material nonpublic information.

Modernization of Intellectual Property Laws Under the New Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the act) was passed by Congress on December 21 and signed by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020. The act includes not only amendments to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but also significant changes to copyright and trademark laws.