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Regulators Offer Insights Into SEC, CFTC, And OSHA Whistleblower Program's Trends And Priorities
On July 16, 2019, three prominent whistleblower law regulators spoke at PLI's Corporate Whistleblowing in 2019, which was co-chaired by Orrick partners Mike Delikat and Renee Phillips.
United States
6 Aug 2019
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Inside-Out: CFTC Enhances Whistleblower Award For Internal Reporting
On May 6th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") announced that it made a whistleblower award of approximately $1.5 million to an individual whistleblower. The individual provided information that assisted
United States
6 Jun 2019
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IRS Reports Record $312 Million In Whistleblower Bounties
In February, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its FY 2018 Annual Report and announced a record-breaking year for the agency's whistleblower program.
United States
28 Mar 2019
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Can You Hear The Whistle Blowing Outside: CFTC Makes First Ever Whistleblower Award To Company Outsider
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced earlier this month that it had awarded more than $2 million to an individual who provided "critical information through independent analysis of market data".
United States
21 Mar 2019
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The SEC Ends The Summer With Another Bountiful Award Of Over $54 Million To Two Whistleblowers
On September 6, the SEC issued awards totaling more than $54 million to two whistleblowers who provided critical information and continued assistance to the agency in an enforcement action.
United States
11 Sep 2018
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Show Me The Money: SEC Awards $2.5 Million To Government Agency Whistlleblower
The SEC has awarded $2.5 million to a government agency employee who reported misconduct by a company to the SEC and caused the SEC to open an investigation.
United States
11 Aug 2017
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Court Rules Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Are Arbitrable
We have previously written about how Dodd-Frank retaliation cases are a mixed bag for employers and about the Supreme Court's expansion of Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") Whistleblower protections.
United States
10 Aug 2017
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SEC, CFTC And OSHA Officials Offer Candid Insights Into Whistleblower Programs' Results, Priorities, And Future Directions
On June 28, 2017, three prominent whistleblower law regulators spoke at PLI's Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, which was co-chaired by Orrick partners Mike Delikat and Renee Phillips.
United States
17 Jul 2017
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Renee Phillips Discusses Potential Narrowing Of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
It can make a big difference to our clients if Dodd-Frank does not cover that internal whistleblowing. From an employer perspective, it's one less cause of action that employees and their counsel have in their arsenal to sue employers for internal whistleblowing
United States
10 Jul 2017
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Will The Whistle Be Silenced? Dismantling Dodd-Frank
When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in November, he vowed to "dismantle" the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank").
United States
4 Jul 2017
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Will The Whistle Be Silenced? Dismantling Dodd-Frank
When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in November, he vowed to "dismantle" the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank").
United States
29 Jun 2017
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Los Angeles Jury Hands Sweeping Verdict To SpaceX
A Los Angeles jury today handed another sweeping defense verdict to SpaceX in a $6 million whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former employee.
United States
23 Jun 2017
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Rules Of The Road: New CFTC Regulations Expand Whistleblower Bounty Program
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), published updated regulations Monday to bring its whistleblower bounty efforts more in line with the SEC's.
United States
7 Jun 2017
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The Potential Declawing Of The SEC: The Financial CHOICE Act
The Financial CHOICE Act (or "CHOICE Act 2.0"), which would significantly narrow the SEC's ability to bring enforcement actions and make it more challenging for it to prevail in such actions...
United States
1 Jun 2017
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Whistleblower's Ability To Breach Confidentiality Agreement – Do The Ends Justify The Means?
It is common for employers to require employees whose job duties require access to confidential, sensitive, and/or proprietary information to sign confidentiality and/or non-disclosure agreements...
United States
9 May 2017
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Circuit Split On Whistleblower Protections Widens
Following the Second Circuit's 2015 decision in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, the Ninth Circuit panel held that Dodd-Frank protections apply to internal whistleblowers.
United States
24 Mar 2017
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Circuit Split On Whistleblower Protections Widens: Ninth Circuit Follows Second Circuit And Splits With Fifth Circuit In Holding That Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected By Dodd-Frank
On March 8, 2017, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust Inc.that further widened a circuit split on the issue of whether the anti-retaliation provisions...
United States
24 Mar 2017
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Whistle While You Work?: First Court To Rule On DTSA's Whistleblower Immunity Provision Treats It As An Affirmative Defense
The Defend Trade Secret Act ("DTSA") contains a whistleblower immunity provision which could have a significant impact on employers.
United States
6 Feb 2017
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Germany's Financial Regulator Implements New Electronic System Guaranteeing Whistleblowers Absolute Anonymity And Non-Traceability
As we reported last summer, Germany's Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) set up a centralized platform for receiving whistleblower complaints of alleged violations of supervisory provisions...
Germany
20 Jan 2017
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Whistle While You Work: SEC Whistleblower Office Releases Its 2016 Annual Report
The SEC released its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report (the "Report") to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program on November 15, 2016.
United States
14 Dec 2016
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