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Only Persons Who Report Security Violations To The SEC Are Whistleblowers Under Dodd-Frank: Supreme Court Decides Digital Realty Trust Case
The Supreme Court in Digital Realty Trust narrowed the definition of a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act only to those persons who have provided information of a securities laws violation to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), resolving a split between the Fifth and Ninth Circuits. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, ___ U.S. ___, No. 16-1276 (Feb. 21, 2018).
United States
23 Feb 2018
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SEC Whistleblower Program May Be Facing Congressional Cutback
According to a memo circulating amongst Republican-party leaders as of February 13th, Republicans in the House of Representatives are planning to propose a significant curtailment...
United States
7 Mar 2017
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Whistleblower Program Development, Part 2: "What Motivates A Whistleblower?" (Video Content)
Dodd-Frank was signed into law by President Obama on July 21, 2010, giving whistleblowers a way to come forward and report on companies.
United States
22 Jul 2015
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A Review Of Recent Whistleblower Developments - January 2015
On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Office issued its Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report.
United States
6 Jan 2015
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A Review Of Recent Whistleblower Developments - July 2014
On June 3, 2014, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of $875,000 to be split evenly by two individuals who acted together in assisting the SEC.
United States
14 Jul 2014
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Say On Pay Report From The 2011 Proxy Season
When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) became law in 2010, it included a requirement that most publicly traded companies include in their annual shareholder meeting agendas an advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to named executive officers in the most recent fiscal year (the "say on pay" vote) and an advisory vote on the frequency of future say on pay votes (the "say when on pay" vote).
United States
19 Oct 2011
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When A Nonbinding Vote Binds: The Perils Of Ignoring A "No" Vote On Executive Compensation
Among its myriad provisions, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created Section 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
United States
27 Jul 2011
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