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Compliance Officers as Whistleblowers: Preventative Strategies, Possible Defenses

The notion that a compliance officer can also serve as a whistleblower ... wrongdoing; or the whistleblower believes the company may try to impede the investigation; or the whistleblower believes disc... read more

Whistleblowing practices and severance agreements — what works

Awards can be sizable and attract significant attention, even though the identities of those reporting are concealed. The SEC announced in May that it would award between $5 million and $6 million to ... read more

Best practices to navigate the Dodd-Frank/SEC whistleblower program

But since the SEC whistleblower program often calls upon employees to report on their current employers, the process can be fraught with conflicts ... establishing a complaint hotline that allows disc... read more

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Here We Go Again: SEC Reveals Whistleblower's Identity to Company under Investigation

Although Earle would not qualify for an award or enhanced protections under the SEC’s new whistleblower program since he approached the agency before the new program was in place, we strongly the urge ... read more

The Morning Risk Report: SEC Loses Supreme Court Whistleblower Ruling

Readers can subscribe to The Morning ... not just to their companies, to qualify for key protections under the Dodd-Frank Act. The decision narrows the SEC's interpretation of its rule underpinning th... read more

New Rules Give Incentives to Whistleblowers

Also, an employee can make an internal report to a company compliance program for up to 120 days prior to submitting that information to the SEC and still qualify for a whistleblower award. But the SE... read more

In the wake of financial crimes, are more Wall Street firms 'gagging' their employees?

And Dodd-Frank specifically bans companies from discouraging employees from reporting illegal activities to the SEC. But what companies can and perhaps are doing more often is getting employees to sig... read more

FHA News; MERS, BofA, Fifth Third Appraisal Whistleblower Settlements

Possibly, and cyber security is certainly becoming critical ... "The False Claims Act, and to a lesser extent, the SEC whistleblower program, can really help protect qualified appraisers who are doing ... read more

A Review Of Recent Whistleblower Developments - October 2014

They often are privy to the very kinds of specific, timely, and credible information that can ... "SEC Announces Record Award of $30 Million to Foreign Whistleblower" note above.) The court said that ... read more

Whistle a Different Tune

To encourage more disclosure ... protections in whistleblower hotline policies may actually make the dangers of whistleblowing more salient, thereby intensifying rather than diminishing the fear of re... read more

IRS red tape, old guard slow whistleblowing on corporate tax cheats

The SEC was roundly condemned for stiff ... or more.z — cases that could potentially qualify for awards under the 2006 law that expanded the whistleblower program. But the IRS didn’t pay a single awar... read more

Law Firm Memo Survey: Q3 2016

Additionally, the Jensen decision produced what Proskauer Rose called “the first appellate ruling on whether SOX § 304 disgorgement (4) can apply to a CEO or CFO ... monetary awards (2)” under the SEC ... read more

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