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By Daniel Hurson
For the last several months many "stakeholders" in the Dodd-Frank Act have been cautiously waiting to see if the "other shoe" will drop, in the form of changes to that law initiated by the Trump Administration...
By Daniel Hurson
Of late we have been saturated with reports of discovery of fraud and corruption of one kind of another in all parts of the world, fueled by greed, easy money, lax enforcement, and modern technology run amok—
By Daniel Hurson
Hardly a week passes when we read of a corporate scandal, a major SEC settlement, and a huge whistleblower award.
By Daniel Hurson
With no fanfare whatsoever, the U.S. Congress has passed legislation, signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016, that could encourage more employees to become SEC, CFTC or false claims act whistleblowers.
By Daniel Hurson
To learn more about this remarkable offer from the United States treasury do some quick Internet research on the FCPA, the "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act."
By Daniel Hurson
The recent release of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower Annual Report did not really contain any surprises.
By Daniel Hurson
In August of 2014 the SEC announced a modest whistleblower award of $300,000 to an unnamed company employee.
By Daniel Hurson
The Dodd Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions make it possible for an individual with "original information" regarding violations of the securities laws to submit it to the SEC and receive up to 30% of the monetary penalties in the event the SEC or certain other government enforcement agencies bring a successful case based on that information and the penalties exceed one million dollars.
By Daniel Hurson
In recent years SEC cases alleging fraudulent accounting practices have been in decline.
By Daniel Hurson
The Dodd-Frank Act created the opportunity for whistleblowers to earn potential multi-million dollar awards for information leading to major SEC cases
By Daniel Hurson
The SEC has released its proposed rules for implementation of the much-anticipated whistleblower law enacted last summer as part of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill (the "Act").
By Daniel Hurson
The SEC is now in the process of writing the rules for implementation of the much-ballyhooed whistleblower law enacted last summer as part of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill (the "Act").
By Daniel Hurson
Buried deep within President Obama’s historic new proposals to oversee and regulate the financial markets ("Financial Regulatory Reform, A New Foundation") is the outline of a provision that garnered no headlines but might well become the most effective new anti-fraud regulation of all: rewarding whistleblowers who disclose fraud cases to the United States Securities & Exchange Commission ("SEC").
By Daniel Hurson
Unable to land many of those big international contracts, your company has just been acquired by a more successful multi-national competitor. Luckily, you are considered a rising star and have been named assistant manager in a major foreign branch.
By Daniel Hurson
In the ever-expanding universe of corporate governance and compliance, we are constantly reading of "best practices" recommended by one expert or another.