Topic: Whistleblower Protection

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, Green Trade, iPad Regulation, Ukraine Sanctions

On March 11, 1999, Infosys became the first Indian company to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Mo’ data mo problems… (Judy Selby at BakerHostetler) Going green + going global = going great! (King & Spalding) When is an iPad more than an iPad? When it’s an FDA regulated medical device, for starters… (Sharon… Read more »

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: M&A Jargon, Conflict Minerals, European Technology, Trade Secrets

On the day in 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The M&A Word of the Day? PIPE (Martin Saywell at Latham & Watkins) Is the SEC’s Conflict Minerals rule just the beginning of “conflict sourcing” laws? (Chesley Blevins, Arcie Jordan, and Doug Paisley… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Non-competition Agreements, Workplace Retaliation, E-Verify Misuse, Stolen Kisses

It’s true: you can’t always get what you want. Unless of course what you want is the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up here. Enforcement of non-competition agreements is like dating – here’s how… (Renee Inomata at Burns & Levinson) According to Forbes, 2014 is the year of… Read more »

7 Hot Workplace Issues for 2014

From experts writing on JD Supra, here’s a look at some of the issues that should dominate the employment landscape in 2014: 1. The Affordable Care Act The 12-month postponement of the employer mandate, announced in June 2013, is going by very quickly. And there’s still a lot to be done before it ends. Read: The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Attorney-Client Privilege, Brazil Corruption Law, Patent Troll Bill, JP Morgan Settlement

Dateline, November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Avoid embarrassment! Impress your friends! Know the difference between warranty and indemnity! (Richard Hsu at Shearman & Sterling) Who owns attorney-client privilege after a merger? (Herbert Kozlov and Edward Prokop at Reed Smith) Brazil’s new anti-corruption law goes into effect soon –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fair Use, In-House Whistleblowers, Mortgage Lenders, Tick Sizes

Great Moments in Internet history: on November 21, 1969, the first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Your lease might be more important to the success of your business than you think… (Jeff Moerdler at Mintz Levin) Influential court of appeals says in-house lawyers shouldn’t use privileged information… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Child Labor, Whistleblower Protections, Swiss Banks, FATCA Compliance

Turns out that when he wasn’t developing the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein also invented … a refrigerator. Here’s the patent to prove it, granted November 11, 1930. Complying with child and forced labor laws around the world is more than good business sense – it’s also the right thing to do… (Cheryl Behymer… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Report, Lying Liars, Contractor Cybersecurity, Re-Shoring Operations

Oversleep? Spill coffee on your new suit? Leave the afternoon keynote in your other laptop? Relax, take a deep breath, and read the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Think the SEC’s Office of Financial Research’s missed the mark on “Asset Management and Financial Stability”? You’re not alone… (Thomas Vartanian at Dechert) Goldman Sachs will be required… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Rules, Data Protection, Sleep Studies, Foreign Whistleblowers

It’s Friday, and that means a hearty helping of law news around the JD Supra breakfast table. Dig in! How to run an IPO while pursuing a private confidential auction of your company? Start with this video… (Cathy Birkeland at Latham & Watkins) The new SEC crowdfunding proposal: one small step for regulators, one giant… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media Disclosure, Federal Shutdown Costs, Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, Ireland Whistleblower Protections

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and you’ll never go looking for law news again… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn provide a 24/7 outlet for corporate disclosure… (Akin Gump) Contractors may be entitled to recover costs arising from the federal shutdown, but they’ve got to act quickly… (Morrison & Foerster)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… 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 »