New Climate and ESG Disclosures Are Likely: Are Federal Grant and Loan Recipients the Next Targets?

: Elizabeth Lange discusses the Biden Administration signaling potential for enhanced ESG disclosures, and how increased and broadened disclosures could affect the way companies do business with the federal government in the future.


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.

Corporate Transparency Act and Implications for Entity Formation and Transaction Structures

The 116th United States Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes the Corporate Transparency Act (the CTA). The CTA seeks to provide appropriate safeguards to identify bad actors engaged in terrorism, money laundering, sex trafficking and other heinous acts through “shell companies” that are not actually engaged in a bona fide business venture but instead are created for the principal purpose of shielding the owners from liability for engaging in illicit behavior and, in many cases, their identities.

The Compliance Monthly: How To Empower Local Ethics and Compliance Champions With The Right Technology

This Month from the Temple Law Center for Compliance and Ethics: Ethics and compliance champions play a critical role in enhancing program effectiveness with technology and personal leadership. A trusted champion can encourage more people to speak up internally, early and often. A human review system in business units and local offices where risks occur is one of the biggest opportunities for an organization.

Executive Private Misconduct

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In recent years, private misbehavior of corporate executives like Harvey Weinstein, Steve Wynn, Leslie Moonves, and Elon Musk has outraged many people around the world. Such misconduct – when made public – has frequently damaged the executives’ public reputations, diminished the value of their companies’ stock, and raised some serious legal and policy issues. Part of the challenge in dealing with misbehaving business executives is that the two bodies of law and regulation that govern much of American business – state corporate law and federal securities law – were largely designed to address the professional duties of executives and not their personal lives. Temple Law Professor Tom Lin proposes an original and workable roadmap for conceptualizing, navigating, and addressing executive private misconduct.