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USA: Developments in whistleblower employee protections

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 18 2014

The last several months have seen several important developments related to whistleblower employee protections in the United States. In March 2014

Recent Massachusetts decisions break new ground

  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 3 2014

In Crown v. Kobrick Offshore Fund, Ltd., 85 Mass. App. Ct. 214 (2014), a stock subscription agreement contained an indemnification clause in favor of

SEC brings first Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation case

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 26 2014

The SEC recently issued an Order against Paradigm Capital Management, Inc. (Paradigm), a registered investment adviser, and its principal for

E.D. Pennsylvania limits Supreme Court’s SOX whistleblower decision

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2014

In a case of first impression, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Lawson

Wisconsin federal court holds Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections not available for reported violations of banking laws

  • BuckleySandler LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 22 2014

On June 4, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin held that a former bank executive cannot pursue a claim that, when the bank

Whistleblowers: boom or bust?

  • Perkins Coie LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 20 2014

It is no secret that whistleblower complaints are on the rise. According to the SEC Office of the Whistleblower's (OWB) recently released annual

SEC files first whistleblower retaliation enforcement action

  • Paul Hastings LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 20 2014

On June 16, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed the first-ever enforcement action charging whistleblower retaliation. The SEC was

Federal courts divided on the definition of “whistleblower” as that word is used in the Dodd-Frank Act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 19 2014

The U.S. district courts are currently split on the question of whether the anti-retaliation provisions of the federal Dodd-Frank Act ("DFA") apply

SEC brings first whistleblower retaliation action against hedge fund manager

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 19 2014

On Monday of this week, the SEC charged hedge fund manager Paradigm Capital Management of Albany, New York with making improper principal trades and

Before the whistle blows: recent developments and best practices for effective whistleblowing programs

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
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  • June 18 2014

News about whistleblowers has been prominent once again during the first half of 2014, both in legal circles and in the mainstream media. Several