All Steve Easterbrook articles
Experts: Delaware court McDonald’s ruling lowers bar on officer liability
The fiduciary duty of oversight that historically has applied only to directors “applies equally to officers,” including CCOs, the Delaware Court of Chancery explicitly held in its ruling regarding former McDonald’s Chief People Officer David Fairhurst.
McDonald’s avoids SEC fine for misleading statements related to fired CEO
The Securities and Exchange Commission found McDonald’s violated federal securities law when it failed to fully disclose material factors regarding the firing of former Chief Executive Stephen Easterbrook in 2019.
McDonald’s claws back $105M severance paid to disgraced former CEO
McDonald’s has agreed to drop its lawsuit against disgraced former CEO Steve Easterbrook, who will return more than $105 million in equity and cash he received upon the termination of his employment in 2019.
McDonald’s handling of ex-CEO scandal gets compliments, criticism
A fresh podcast from the Theranos whistleblower and a new compliance association for Black practitioners get a round of applause from us this week, while a complicated case involving McDonald’s lands the company on both the “Nailed It” and “Failed It” lists.
McDonald’s whistleblower leads to lawsuit against fired CEO
An anonymous whistleblower’s complaint alleging sexual misconduct by fired McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook prompted the company to file a lawsuit attempting to claw back some of the $41 million severance package it paid upon his ouster.