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Confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements are under increasing scrutiny by regulators

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

In 2014 regulators increased their focus on the content of employee confidentiality, settlement and separation agreements. In particular, these

Revealing whistleblower’s identity is retaliation

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that revealing a whistleblower's identity is prohibited retaliation under the

Court follows 5th Circuit Asadi decision, dismisses Dodd-Frank whistleblower claim

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Verfuerth v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc., No. 14-cv-352 (E.D. Wis. Nov. 4, 2014

California court allows Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims to proceed despite absence of complaint to SEC

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2014

In a case of first impression within the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the whistleblower

WARN Act plaintiffs ask, “Are You My Employer?”

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2014

In the well-known children’s story book written by P.D. Eastman and edited by beloved Dr. Seuss, a baby bird embarks on a quest to find his mother

SDNY dismisses extraterritorial SOX and Dodd Frank whistleblower claims

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2014

Failing to heed a powerful message from the Second Circuit, overseas plaintiffs are continuing to seek to pursue SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower

Court certifies interpretation of “whistleblower” for interlocutory appeal

  • Jenner & Block
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2014

A Nebraska federal district court, which previously held that a former executive qualified as a "whistleblower" under the Dodd-Frank Act despite

SEC announces record-breaking award for foreign whistleblower in the wake of Liu v. Siemens

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2014

Recently, the SEC announced its largest whistleblower award to date - an expected award of $30-35 million - to be issued to a foreign resident

Second Circuit rules that Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protection provision does not apply extraterritorially

  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

In Liu v. Siemens, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer

General counsel update September 2014

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