Risk refers to threats an organization faces -- loss of earnings, loss of reputation, or harm of any kind.  These articles explore the challenges of preventing, identifying and mitigating risk. Risk can come in many forms, including financial issues, legal liabilities, strategic or leadership errors, or accidents and natural disasters. Today,  IT- and data-related risks are growing concerns. The following articles about risk look at the issue from many angles, especially from that of compliance officers risk managers.

When Global Disasters Strike: Other Theories of Excused Performance

The Morrison & Foerster Technology Transactions group continues its discussion around contractual nonperformance during the COVID-19 pandemic, covering considerations including anticipatory repudiation, common law doctrines and legal considerations abroad. Anticipatory Repudiation A party’s anticipatory repudiation (also called anticipatory breach) might also serve to discharge the...

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Risk Management in the Age of COVID-19

Fusion Risk Management’s Kim Hirsch has been advising clients on pandemic planning and business continuity management nonstop since the outbreak of COVID-19. Here, Kim discusses preparedness, quarantine-related issues and the critical risks businesses are facing currently. What are the most critical business risks you are...

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