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Are internal investigations protected by the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine? Recent case says maybe not.

  • Husch Blackwell LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al

U.S. District Court rules that results of internal investigations conducted in the ordinary course of business are not privileged and must be produced to whistleblower

  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 14 2014

A recent decision by a federal district court raises concerns about the ability of companies to claim privilege over the results of internal

Foreign national's complaint about foreign law violations not "protected speech" under Sarbanes-Oxley

  • Hinshaw & Culbertson
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  • USA
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  • March 3 2014

The general manager of the Columbian subsidiary of a Dutch publicly traded parent company reported alleged Columbian tax law violations by the

Influential appeals court rejects attempt by former in-house counsel to use privileged information against company in whistleblower lawsuit

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 19 2013

The pool of potential qui tam relators may have just shrunk a little,based on a recent decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that has put the

Second Circuit: in-house counsel may not seek to profit as whistleblowers against former employers

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 13 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued an important ruling restricting in-house counsel from acting as whistleblowers

Investigating whistleblower complaints

  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 13 2013

Companies launch internal investigations based on information that comes from a variety of sources, including newspaper articles, government requests

Sarbanes-Oxley Act applies to employees of private employer performing audit services for public company

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • July 9 2012

From the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, an issue has haunted private companies that serve publicly-traded companies, especially when their services relate to the type of corporate fraud SOX was intended to combat - does SOX's whistleblower protections extend to employees of contractors and subcontractors of public companies?

Rigorous compliance program supports the “rogue employee” defense to FCPA liability

  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2012

Recent enforcement actions have confirmed the value of well-formulated and meticulously implemented corporate compliance policies in deflecting or mitigating the results of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement actions at the entity level

Top 10 whistleblower cases of 2011

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 13 2012

Whistleblower litigation implicating a wide range of critical compliance issues continued to proliferate in 2011, and we saw a range of game-changing decisions

Global whistleblower hotline toolkit: how to launch and operate a legally-compliant international workplace report channel

  • White & Case LLP
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  • Global, USA
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  • November 15 2011

As corporate social responsibility and business ethics continue to grab our attention, ever-more-sophisticated “best practices” and compliance strategies emerge