“Cryptocurrency Exchange, FTX, Collapses Leaving a Trail of Liability In Its Wake”

The Run-Down: The Bahamas-based, celebrity-backed, cryptocurrency exchange FTX collapsed after failures to maintain corporate control Why You Should Care: Another cryptocurrency company bites the dust. As we’ve seen, the crypto industry is facing major challenges as it grows and transforms. Under massive scrutiny from the SEC and DOJ, companies need to cross their T’s and […]

U.S. Announces New Carbon Credit Plan to Lessen Developing Countries Use of Fossil Fuels

The Run-Down: A new carbon credit plan has been introduced, with the goal of reducing developing countries’ dependence on fossil fuels Why You Should Care: This announcement is stirring up quite a controversy. Investors are weary, citing the fact that the carbon-credit market, worth $2 billion, is currently unregulated. This worries critics who question the quality […]

Biden Administration Focuses Efforts to Control Fees and Hidden Costs in Variety of Industries

The Run-Down: President Biden announced new measures his administration will be taking to cut down costs imposed on consumers The steps include reducing fees included in concert tickets, hotel resorts, airfare and cable companies This follows the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s move to limit bank overdraft fees, which Biden says will save consumers more than […]

Bank Chief Executives Express Concern Over U.S. Economy

The Run-Down: Chief executives at some of the largest banks in the U.S. expressed worries regarding the risks of high inflation and rising interest rates at a House lawmaker hearing this week CEOs answered questions about new proposed federal regulations while also dodging following up on prior pushback to a potential new firearm code identifier […]

U.S. Railroad Strike Narrowly Averted

The Run-Down: After 20 hours of negotiations, U.S. railroad companies and unions reached an agreement that ended the potential nationwide shut down Under this new agreement, workers salary will double and they will be allowed to seek certain types of medical care without fear of retaliation  The shutdown could have frozen 30% of U.S. cargo […]

Organizational Trust & How to Build It

“Tuesday Tips” is Oben Legal’s weekly installment of leading advice that addresses a new, exciting topic each month. This month, we’re talking about Organizational Trust. And today — we’re giving you some quick tips on how you can build it at your organization, today!

New Yorkers No Longer Required to Wear Masks on Public Transit

The Run-Down: As of September 7th, Gov. Kathy Hochul has lifted the city-wide mask mandate, which required riders on NYC public transit to wear masks Hochul says that while masks are not required anymore, they are still encouraged  Hochul says this is in response to the changing needs of “all New Yorkers”, citing an MTA […]

Living Your Best Life Starts with Effective Communication Habits

Communication is a fundamental human expression. Which is why it is an essential element of every interaction, and why it’s the basis of design for all systems. Like most people, I’ve struggled with it greatly, and still do. I can’t tell you the number of personal interactions that have left me going “wtf” afterward. Or […]