Paul R. Bessette


Articles:

  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Policies and practices regarding the granting of stock options have never been subject to greater scrutiny. Scores of public companies are now subject to investigations by prosecutors and regulators, and plaintiffs' class action attorneys are not far behind, making derivative demands on boards and threatening litigation. Boards, counsel and executives need...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    The world of corporate governance has changed starkly since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. As a result of increasingly common Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice, civil securities fraud class actions, or civil shareholder derivative suits, even the concept of an "internal investigation" has...