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When upper-level executives go bad

Tracy L. Coenen It’s easy to assume that upper-level executives in companies with fraud scandals were always bad people. By assuming that they were inherently bad people, we don’t have to confront the issues related to trusting people who seemed ...

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Big frauds start small

Tracy L. Coenen Take a look at the frauds in the news, and most of them are huge. Huge frauds make huge news. As investors and the general public demand more transparency from companies and executives, the issue of fraud ...

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The legal aspects of lawyer advertising

Nate Cade Unfortunately as lawyers there are lots of rules that regulate our profession, and most of them are created by lawyers. Some rules deal with conflicts, some rules pertain to your interaction with your associates, employees and fellow partners, ...

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Road map for filing civil appeals

Practitioners faced with an adverse final order or judgment may view the appellate process as daunting. Chapters 808 and 809 of the Wisconsin Statutes, however, provide a practical roadmap for a civil appeal’s successful prosecution. This article discusses the traditional ...

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Stock option backdating: What’s the big deal?

Tracy L. Coenen The list of companies involved in stock option backdating and related investigations continues to grow. The Wall Street Journal currently lists more than 120 companies under scrutiny, including the likes of UnitedHealth, Broadcom, Apple, and Home Depot. ...

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Stock option backdating: What’s the big deal?

Tracy L. Coenen The list of companies involved in stock option backdating and related investigations continues to grow. The Wall Street Journal currently lists more than 120 companies under scrutiny, including the likes of UnitedHealth, Broadcom, Apple, and Home Depot. ...

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Wood v. Propeck has several significant flaws

Gregg Herman Recently, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued its decision in Wood v. Propeck, No. 2005AP2674 (Wis. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2007) (recommended for publication). The court reversed and remanded a post- judgment order rendered by Dane County Circuit ...

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Be prepared: Think like a thief

Tracy L. Coenen Fraud is committed by real people. They have real families and real jobs. They often are just like you and me. But what makes thieves different from a lot of us is their ability to lie and ...

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