Topic: Whistleblower Rules

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: 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 »

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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… 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: Global Equities, Contingent Workforce, Responsible Conduct, Expatriate Employees

Getting the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox every workday morning is the new black. Sign up here. What’s new in the global equities markets? This… (Baker & McKenzie Australia) The use of a contingent workforce is fraught with potential traps and liability for the unwary… (Ogletree Deakins) DOL to pay $820K whistleblower… Read more »

Repeal Dodd-Frank? But What Is It, Exactly?

“MR. LEHRER: You want to repeal Dodd-Frank? MR. ROMNEY: Well, I would repeal it and replace it.” (New York Times) The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, both criticized and praised by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in last night’s inaugural presidential debate, was passed in 2010 purportedly to end the practices that… Read more »

SEC Pays First Whistleblower Bounty Award

“The first whistleblower award is emblematic of a broader effort under Chairman Schapiro and Enforcement Director Robert S. Khuzami to enhance enforcement efforts by altering the dynamic of the investigative process in ways that provide the enforcement staff with additional avenues of information. Individuals in possession of sensitive, confidential business documents and information belonging to… Read more »

SEC Enforcement, Oversight, and Authority: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, a roundup of updates on the topic of SEC enforcement, organized into three broad categories: enforcement actions, oversight and authority, and procedures. Enforcement Actions “District of Columbia Circuit Vacates SEC Default Order for Failure to Apply Rule Consistently” in Inside the Courts: An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher… Read more »

Whistleblower Protection: First Circuit Rules on “Covered Employees”

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit found that employees of private contractors and subcontractors working for public companies are not entitled to whistleblower protections. The Court found in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act apply only to direct employees of public companies.… 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 »

Doc of the Day: Launching a Whistleblower Hotline Across Europe

From law firm White & Case: “A key practice that anchors many corporate social responsibility programs and compliance initiatives is launching and publicizing an internal whistleblower procedure, report channel, or ‘hotline’ that entices insiders to denounce colleagues’ misdeeds so management can root out corporate crimes, corruption and cover-ups.Domestically within the US, workplace whistleblower hotlines are… Read more »

Final Whistleblower Rules Effective August 12: Dodd-Frank Update

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s final rules implementing the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act take effect on August 12, 2011. For your peparation, here’s a reference list of pertinent whistleblower updates and commentary from law firms covering Dodd-Frank and related topics on JD Supra: Final Whistleblower Provisions Take Effect August 12th Is Your Company… Read more »