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Catnip For Whistleblowers: The Status Of SOX Whistleblower Protections In FCPA Cases
A recent decision in the 9th Circuit limits the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections available to former employees who face retaliation for blowing the whistle in FCPA cases ...
United States
8 Apr 2019
SEC Whistleblower Enforcement Actions Related To Severance Agreements
On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reaffirmed its commitment to its whistleblower program by issuing the second largest award in its five-year history.
United States
9 Sep 2016
President Obama Signs The Defend Trade Secrets Act Into Law
On May 11, 2016, the President signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law, creating the first federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation.
United States
13 May 2016
Second Circuit Court Of Appeals Creates Circuit Split On Controversial Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision
On Thursday, September 10, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its highly anticipated decision in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC.
United States
14 Sep 2015
SEC Announces A Maximum Whistleblower Award To An Employee Who Faced Employment Retaliation As A Consequence Of Reporting Dodd-Frank Act Violations To The Commission
In June of last year, Paradigm Capital Management agreed to pay the SEC nearly $2 million to settle allegations that it violated the Dodd-Frank Act's conflict-of-interest rules...
United States
5 May 2015
SEC Announces Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Award For Compliance Professional
On Wednesday, April 22nd, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had awarded approximately $1.5 million to a whistleblower who had served as a compliance officer of the company about which he blew the whistle.
United States
24 Apr 2015
SEC Imposes Fine On KBR For Violating Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Rule
On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the resolution of its first enforcement action against a company for violations of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act regulations.
United States
7 Apr 2015
Investment Management Update: February 2014 - March 2014
The following summarizes recent legal developments of note affecting the mutual fund/investment management industry.
United States
1 Apr 2014
Eighth Circuit Affirms False Claims Act Dismissal On Rule 9(b) Grounds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act ("FCA") complaint in United States ex rel. Dunn v. North Memorial Health Care (8th Cir. No. 13-1099, Jan. 9, 2014) for failing to meet the particularity requirements of Rule 9(b).
United States
17 Jan 2014
SEC Releases Whistleblower Programís 2012 Annual Report
On November 15, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or the "Commission") released its Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program (the "Report").
United States
20 Nov 2012
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