Articles by Anders Melin

As Breaches Rise, So Do Cybersecurity Pros’ Paychecks

It took a $650,000 salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. At the time, it was among the most lucrative offers out there. …

Teva to Pay Oklahoma $85 Million to Avoid Trial Over Opioid Marketing

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of its opioid painkillers contributed to a public health crisis in the state. The deal, announced Sunday, was reached just as the …

Corporations Talking Clawback Policies for Executives’ #MeToo Misconduct

Corporate boards across the U.S. are weighing whether bosses who lose their jobs for bad behavior should surrender part of their compensation. Several high-profile executives resigned or were ousted in the past year following allegations of misconduct, leaving the companies …

SEC Sides with New York Comptroller in Express Scripts Cyber-Risk Spat

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli scored a victory against Express Scripts Holding Co. in his push to force increased disclosures of the firm’s efforts to mitigate cyber risks. The prescription-benefits manager must include DiNapoli’s proposal in proxy materials this …

Express Scripts Fight Over Cyber Disclosure Reaches SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review a dispute between Express Scripts Holding Co. and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over his effort to force the prescription-benefits manager to increase cyber-risk disclosures. Express Scripts told the SEC last …

McKesson Board Minutes Indicate Little Oversight by Directors of Opioid Operations, Lawsuit Says

McKesson Corp.’s board failed to audit the company’s system to spot suspicious shipments of opioid-based painkillers even after agreeing to do so as part of a settlement, according to a summary of board minutes unsealed Friday in a shareholder lawsuit. …

AIG Shareholders Wait Their Turn

Since its 2008 bailout, American International Group Inc. has delivered paydays for investment bankers, Warren Buffett and even departing executives. Shareholders? Not so much. AIG shares have lost 1.6 percent since the day of the U.S. government rescue, compared with …

Board Member Paulson’s Disclosure of His Fund’s AIG Stock Sale Questioned

When a board member of a publicly traded U.S. company sells even a small personal holding, the director typically has just two business days to disclose the transaction, under securities rules to promote transparency. But when John Paulson’s hedge fund …

Comcast Settles Over Late Founder’s Insurance

Comcast Corp. paid $490 million this year to unwind obligations under life insurance policies tied to late founder Ralph Roberts and his wife Suzanne, a remnant of an era when generous executive perks received less investor scrutiny. The payments, some …

Facebook, CEO Zuckerberg and Paying to Protect Corporate Executives

Facebook Inc. revealed that it spent $4.26 million on security for Mark Zuckerberg last year, its first disclosure of such costs, and the highest among companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index that have filed proxy statements for fiscal …