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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

DOJ proposes greater bounties for whistleblowers while demanding more assistance from cooperating companies

  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
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  • USA
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  • September 24 2014

On September 17, 2014, in three separate speechesone given by the United States Attorney General and two others given by two different high-ranking

Second Circuit decides Dodd-Frank does not apply extraterritorially, skips addressing whistleblower protection for internal reporting

  • McGuireWoods LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 23 2014

The Dodd-Frank Act prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who act as whistleblowers by providing information related to a violation

It pays to blow the whistle: SEC doles out record-breaking $30 million award to overseas whistleblower

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 23 2014

On Monday, September 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that it expects to award a record-breaking $30 million to a foreign

Dodd-Frank whistleblower activity getting even hotter

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 23 2014

Just two weeks ago, we discussed the increased activity in civil litigation and SEC Enforcement Actions related to Dodd-Frank whistleblowers. When we

Dodd-Frank whistleblower litigation heating up

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 10 2014

The past few months have been busy for courts and the SEC dealing with securities whistleblowers. The Supreme Court's potentially landmark decision

Court denies extraterritorial application of the Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblowing provisions

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 8 2014

On August 14, 2014, in Liu Meng-Lin v. Siemens AG, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held

Second Circuit affirms no extraterritorial application for Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 8 2014

In Liu v. Siemens A.G., No. 13-cv-4385, 2014 WL 3953672 (2d Cir. Aug. 14, 2014), the Second Circuit affirmed that the anti-retaliation provision in

Federal court in District of Columbia dismisses whistleblower claims of former Fannie Mae employee

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 2 2014

On August 25, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a claim brought by a former employee of Fannie Mae alleging violations

Federal Appeals court says Dodd-Frank does not protect overseas whistleblowers

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 28 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the Dodd-Frank Act does not protect whistleblowers outside the United States. In Liu