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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The clock is ticking for global employers with staff in the EU to prepare for changes in reports made by EU whistleblowers.
Littler Mendelson
The 17 December 2021 deadline for EU Member States to implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive into national laws is fast approaching. Private sector organisations in the European Union with 250 or more workers...
United States
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) whistleblower program hit a big milestone, topping $1 billion in awards in less than a decade (it began in 2012).
Jones Day
On September 15, 2021, the SEC announced an award of $110 million to a whistleblower, the second highest award in program history following the $114 million award announced in October 2020.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
To address the prevalent and ongoing practice of permitting employees to work from home, a new California law authorizes employers to provide required workplace notifications to their employees...
Husch Blackwell LLP
On October 13, 2021, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a virtual meeting (via telephone and Microsoft Teams)...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC awarded approximately $36 million to a whistleblower for assisting SEC staff and furnishing information in connection with an enforcement action, but denied two other claimants.
Arnold & Porter
On August 25, 2021, The Wall Street Journal reported that the SEC and the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York are investigating greenwashing allegations ...
Fairfield and Woods
As the pandemic slowly comes to an end, many employers are considering whether it is time to ask their employees to return to the workplace.
Alston & Bird
Our White Collar, Government & Internal Investigations and Securities Litigation Groups review a jaw-dropping bounty that shines further light on how far the Biden Administration will go to leverage insiders to bring enforcement actions.
Arnold & Porter
On September 15, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that its whistleblower program, which was formed in 2011, "has now paid more than $1 billion in awards...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Last week, the SEC announced accumulated awards of over $1 billion paid to 207 whistleblowers since its first award in 2012. Over $500 million was awarded in fiscal year 2021 alone.
Arnold & Porter
This Advisory is the fifth in a series concerning environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for the financial services industry and other companies.
Cooley LLP
In In re The Boeing Company Derivative Litigation, Vice Chancellor Morgan Zurn of the Delaware Court of Chancery opened her opinion this way:
Proskauer Rose LLP
A third post, to come later this week, will address recent federal court cases construing the FCA.
Alston & Bird
In pursuit of enforcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission is empowered to award whistleblower bounties to compliance professionals.
Winston & Strawn LLP
On August 26, 2021, the DOJ, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, and the SBA's Office of Inspector General announced a $287,055 settlement resolving alleged violations of the False Claims Act ...
Winston & Strawn LLP
DOJ sharply curtailed the "falsity" element of this reliance under the immediate prior Administration.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC awarded approximately $2.6 million to five whistleblowers who provided valuable information or independent analysis in three separate enforcement proceedings.
Arnold & Porter
On August 2, 2021, the Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler, issued a "Statement in Connection with the SEC's Whistleblower Program." In his Statement, Chair Gensler noted that he has ...
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