Topic: Sarbanes-Oxley

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

SCOTUS Says SOX Whistleblower Protections Cover Employees at Private Companies, Too

“… the Lawson decision should be a sobering one for employers.” (Jeffrey Dunlaevy of Ogletree Deakins) Private contractors across the country now need to adopt new procedures for responding to employees who blow the whistle. That’s because the US Supreme Court ruled earlier this week in Lawson v. FMR that the whistleblower protections of the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Horton Victory, Tax Loopholes, Front Pay, Bird Deaths

  On this day in 1945, the US Senate votes to approve the country’s participation in the newly-formed United Nations. Horton heard a huge victory over the NLRB yesterday. Here’s Q&A with D.R. Horton’s lead lawyer on what the ruling means for all companies… (Ron Chapman, JD Supra Perspectives) Lawmakers want to close loopholes that… 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: Executive Salaries, Government Shutdown, Accounting Fraud, Chinese IPOs

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and get a puppy! OK, there’s no puppy – but there is still great law news in your inbox every weekday morning! Are Chinese anti-corruption authorities turning up the heat on investigation and information-gathering firms? (McDermott Will & Emery) Just how much influence do… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Money Laundering, 3D Printers, Age Discrimination, Obamacare Requirements

On September 13, 1898, Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film. On September 13, 2013, schoolchildren around the world say, “Huh? What’s photographic film?” It’s time for banks to move anti-money laundering compliance to the front burner… (Manatt) “We’ll argue this whistleblower case all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to…” (Whistleblower Law… 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 »

Whistleblower Protection Rules: 5 Need-to-Know Developments for Employers

Whistleblowers – insiders who report corporate wrongdoing and fraud – are not new. But many of the laws that protect them are. Perhaps not surprisingly, the protections granted by those laws continue to evolve. For your reference, here’s a look at five recent changes that employers need to know: 1. A federal court ruled that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Protecting Whistleblowers, Advertising Offerings, Reviewing Mergers, Sharing Audits

The new math: (coffee + JD Supra Corporate Brief) / Monday = Ahhh. Enjoy: An appeals court just ruled that Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply even when there are no shareholders to defraud… (Sherman & Howard) The SEC has revised its rules to allow entrepreneurs and startups to market stock offerings via advertisements and mass communications… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Investigative Crises, Drug Names, Paper Shredders, Washing Machines

Happiness is a warm JD Supra Corporate Brief: “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “The federal government, with a search warrant – do you know what to do?” (DLA Piper) Maybe it would be easier if we only used the first 23 letters of the alphabet to name our products… (Foley Hoag) Federal contractors take note: if… Read more »

Whistleblower Protection: SEC Rules, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Serious Fraud Office, and More…

“The SEC recently released its annual report on the new whistleblower bounty program as required by the Dodd-Frank Act… The report does not contain, however, any meaningful information about the types of individuals who have provided information to the SEC, whether those individuals also use available internal reporting systems, whether the information has been actionable… Read more »