Today we continue our bi-weekly installment shining a light on the best of the corporate and securities blogosphere. Highlights include a renewed focus on cyber risk, a different kind of revolving door in Washington, company CEOs delving into controversy and more. If there are any corporate or securities blogs you think should be highlighted by our Top 5, please comment on this post and we’ll check them out!
1) The D&O Diary: Cyber Risks: New Focus for Directors - Recent reports of a wave of U.S. corporate attacks by Chinese hackers have put cybersecurity front and center once again. In this guest post, Dan Bailey talks about companies’ growing cyber liability exposures and directors’ roles as companies try to address these exposures.
2) CLS Blue Sky Blog: Why Buckley v. Valeo May Solve the CFPB’s Most Pressing Dilemma - The D.C. Circuit’s controversial decision in Noel Canning has thrown into doubt all of the rules and orders issued by the CFPB since the recess appointment of its Director, Richard Cordray. In this post, Jason Parsont argues why the famous case of Buckley v. Valeo may save the day for the CFPB.
3) DealBook: A Revolving Door in Washington With Spin, but Less Visibility - Much of the media focus on a government revolving door has focused on the higher-ups. But in this post Jesse Eisinger says that the more interesting story lies below with Washington staffers who enjoy relative anonymity but often have conflicts of interest with corporate America.
4) Corporate Compliance Insights: Taking a Stand On Gay Marriage: Should Corporations Step Into the Fray? - The controversy over gay marriage has garnered the time and attention of prominent CEOs from Amazon.com, Microsoft, General Mills, Chick-Fil-A, and the Jim Henson Company and it will no doubt continue to spark intense debate in the years to come. In this post, Ingrid Fredeen discusses whether speaking up and speaking out on such a charged issue is good for business.
5) Orrick Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog: Consenting Adults: D.C. Circuit Tells Press to Stay Out of SEC-AIG Relationship - What happens between a mature multinational insurance corporation and its regulator is nobody’s business, or so said the D.C. Circuit in SEC v. AIG, a case arising out of one reporter’s mission to unearth reports from a 2004 SEC case against AIG. In this post, experts from Orrick discuss the case and whether companies need worry about their own “consensual” relationships with the SEC.