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Final Decision In Lorenzo v. SEC
The Supreme Court yesterday took a significant step to expand the universe of actors who can be held liable for a false statement under the federal securities laws.
United States
29 Mar 2019
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Board Oversight Of Cybersecurity: 8 Considerations
Cybersecurity is one of the highest priority issues for public company executives and directors. This note shares our views—developed over our involvement in the aftermath...
United States
27 Mar 2018
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The #MeToo Movement: The Critical Role Of The Board In Preparing For, Responding To And Avoiding Sexual Misconduct Allegations
As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, companies in nearly every major industry are dealing with allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment or even sexual assault ...
United States
12 Mar 2018
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Corporate Governance in The Trump Era: A Note of Caution
The past decade or so has been a challenging time for publicly held companies, particularly those in the financial sector.
United States
5 May 2017
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SEC Pick's Banking Ties Are An Asset
Despite consternation from some quarters, Jay Clayton's experience representing Wall Street firms and other public companies is an asset not a liability for the Securities and Exchange Commission.
United States
16 Mar 2017
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Whistleblowers To Remain Prominent Fixtures In Securities Regulation
The SEC's Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program provides monetary awards to eligi¬ble individuals who provide the agency with information that leads to an SEC enforce¬ment action...
United States
20 Jan 2017
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Change And Continuity In Securities Regulation
The election of Donald Trump as the next President and the continued Republican control of Congress raise questions as to what changes may be expected at the Securities and Exchange Commission and what may stay the same.
United States
7 Dec 2016
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SEC Examiners Focus On Investment Adviser And Broker-Dealer Compliance With Whistleblower Rules
The Risk Alert reflects the most comprehensive guidance from the agency to date regarding its expectations for corporate compliance with the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions.
United States
2 Nov 2016
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New SEC Settlements Show Continued Focus On Whistleblower Protection And Severance Agreements
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to pursue enforcement actions against companies for whistleblower-related violations.
United States
12 Oct 2016
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SEC Settlements Put Severance Agreements Under Increased Scrutiny
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced settlements with two companies for using severance agreements that allegedly violated Rule 21F-17.
United States
18 Aug 2016
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Four Things Companies Should Know About The SEC's 2015 Whistleblower Report
The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC'') recently published data showing significant increases in tips received under its Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program.
United States
23 Dec 2015
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Four Things Companies Should Know About the SEC's 2015 Whistleblower Report
The SEC recently published data showing significant increases in tips received under its Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program.
United States
24 Nov 2015
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PCAOB Announces First Settled Order With Admissions
Last week, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board joined the list of regulators who will, in certain circumstances, seek admissions of liability from audit firms and individuals in settlements.
United States
12 Oct 2015
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Second Circuit Allows Whistleblower Retaliation Protection Without Reporting To SEC
Since 2011, the federal courts have focused on an inconsistency between two provisions in Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as modified by Dodd-Frank.
United States
16 Sep 2015
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How To Rein In The SEC
Over the past year or so, commentators, judges, the defense bar and Congress have assailed efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission to move more of its enforcement actions out of federal court and into the agency's in-house hearings.
United States
4 Jun 2015
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SEC Applies Whistleblower Interference Rule To Corporate Confidentiality Requirement
On April 1, the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued—in a settled administrative proceeding—a cease-and-desist order in In the Matter of KBR, Inc., directing that the respondent cease violating Commission Rule 21F-17(a).
United States
28 Apr 2015
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Review Of SEC Enforcement Developments In 2014, And A Look Forward
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White has called for the SEC to be more aggressive in its enforcement program.
United States
11 Mar 2015
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Top SEC Enforcement Events Of 2014
This past fiscal year, ending September 30, 2014, was an active one for the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
United States
27 Feb 2015
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SEC Probes Corporate Interactions with Whistleblowers
According to a February 25, 2015 Wall Street Journal report, in recent weeks the SEC has sent requests to a number of companies seeking years of nondisclosure agreements, employment contracts and other documents as part of an agency probe into the potential silencing of corporate whistleblowers.
United States
27 Feb 2015
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Understanding The Global Reach Of U.S. Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections
As the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Program continues to gain traction, reports of compliance concerns are likely to increase.
United States
15 Jul 2014
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