Topic: Dodd-Frank

How the SEC’s $14 Million Whistleblower Award Can Buy You Peace of Mind – If You Act Now

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had awarded an anonymous whistleblower $14 million for a tip that led authorities to recover a substantial amount of funds. The award is only the third payment made under the agency’s whistleblower bounty award program since its creation three years ago under the Dodd-Frank… Read more »

Feds Say Asset Managers Put the Country‘s Financial System at Risk – Here’s How

“[The report] found that asset managers could transmit risks across the financial system through two primary channels: (1) exposure of creditors, counterparties, investors, or other market participants to an asset manager; and (2) disruptions to financial markets caused by fire sales.” (Stephen Quinlivan, Leonard, Street and Deinard) According to the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Lawsuits, Patent Trolls, Argentinian Shale, China Trademarks

Monday morning blues? The JD Supra Corporate Brief – along with a good cup of coffee and a cherry danish – will put that smile back on your face: The SEC will pay an unidentified whistleblower $14 million for a tip that recovered substantial investor funds… (Latham & Watkins) What’s new in the fight against… Read more »

What’s New in Whistleblower Law? A $14 Million SEC Bounty, SOX and Dodd-Frank Lawsuits, False Claims Act, Accounting Fraud…

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had awarded an anonymous source $14 million under its whistleblower bounty program, the largest award ever given out by the SEC. That’s just one of the many developments attorneys on JD Supra are covering on the broad topic of whistleblower and the law: SEC… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Green Chemistry, Data Protection, FATCA Implementation, Privacy Developments

The best thing about Friday? Chocolate-covered donuts in the break room. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: You’ve got less than three months to comply with California’s new Internet privacy law… (Pillsbury) These six resolutions came out of the recent International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners… (DLA Piper) If anyone can say “I… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Reporting, Social Media, Non-Poaching Arrangements, Fired Whistleblowers

Day Three of the government shutdown, and no end in sight. Hang in there, America… Buying or selling? It doesn’t matter – the SEC historical financial statement reporting requirements apply either way… (Skadden Arps) It’s everything you need to know about social media and securities laws. Really… (Morrison & Foerster) Colorado energy companies must act… Read more »

Why Comparing CEO Pay to Employee Salaries Might Not Be As Bad As Business Leaders Think

“The pay ratio disclosure would be required in annual reports on Form 10-K, registration statements and proxy and information statements. […] Pay ratio disclosure would be considered ‘filed’ not ‘furnished,’ and, therefore, would be subject to liability under the Securities Act and Exchange Act.” (Dechert) On September 18, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission proposed… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets in China, Wire Fraud at Locust, Insurance Issues in Congress, Three Quarters of a Billion (Dollars)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The most important law news? Why, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” The new anthem for private equity firms? (Greentarget) Taiwanese executives from HTC were arrested for selling trade secrets to China. Here’s why it matters to US companies…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Deceptive Acts, Listing Standards, Safe Harbor, Open Enrollment

L’Shana Tova! Seems like every regulatory agency wants to monitor unfair or deceptive acts or practices at large banks these days… (Morrison & Foerster) These six factors will help you determine if your company is complying with the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards… (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) The Richmond, CA, eminent domain seizure program violates… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, Broker-Dealers, Graphene Inventions, Arbitration Agreements

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup. It’s Friday after all, and the world can wait while you sip your coffee and read your JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big data creates big dangers for consumer privacy, says the FTC chair… (Ropes & Gray) Here’s one lawyer’s take on the evolution of white collar crime prosecution over… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fracking Rule Comments, Commercial Crime Insurance, SOX Whistleblower Protections, Retail Energy Contracts

Register for email updates, and you’ll never go looking for the JD Supra Corporate Brief again. It’s as easy as click, type, send… The BLM’s proposed rules for fracking on public lands garnered substantial attention: more than 1,000,000 comments’ worth, to be exact… (BakerHostetler) India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol means that trademark registrations in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Photocopier Secrets, FATCA Effects, Cloud Cybersecurity, Anti-Kickback Statutes

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: there’s a long weekend coming up. The law news: What happens in your photocopier better not stay in your photocopier… (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) Will FATCA do more harm than good? (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph) The NIST cloud computing cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies provide a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Bribery Act, Dodd-Frank, FMLA Abuse, Penny Stocks

Expecting a busy week? Get your daily fix of business law news delivered straight to your inbox and you’ll have one less thing to worry about… Sign up here>> There’s a first time for everything: the Serious Fraud Office just charged three individuals with violating the UK Bribery Act… (Pillsbury) Has Dodd-Frank been worth it?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Wal-Mart Employees, Rogue CEOs, Infinite Loops, Zimbabwe Expropriations

On this day in 1935, the Social Security Act took effect, creating the nation’s government-run retirement pension. Déjà vu all over again: a federal judge just struck down another proposed class of female Wal-Mart employees… (Orrick) CEO gone rogue? Here’s what to do… (LEVICK) Cybersecurity framework, consumer privacy, taxes, and other key issues facing the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: False Advertising, Dodd-Frank, I-9 Investigations, Cyber Insurance

On this day in 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon became the only US president to resign from office. Compliance with federal nutrition labeling laws doesn’t always shield a company from false advertising claims – just ask Coke… (Loeb & Loeb) What’s on the horizon for the Qualified Residential Mortgage? We should know soon… (Dechert) As… Read more »