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SEC Whistleblower Actions Suggest Immediate Changes to Severance and Release Agreements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

Yesterday August 16, the SEC announced the settlement of yet another action against a company over what is, apparently, the most critical issue


Time to Review Employment & Other Agreements in Light of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

One part of executive compensation is the application and enforcement of restrictive covenants in employment agreements, severance agreements


Crime, Corruption & Other Misdeeds - April 2016
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2016

Teamsters local union member James Deamicis aka "Jimmy the Bull" was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring with other union members and


Crime, Corruption & Other Misdeeds - February 2016
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

IAM took control of local operations at the Wichita, Kan. District 70 office because of massive overspending. The union expects the takeover will be


Crime, corruption & other misdeeds - November 2015
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2015

The former president, Stephanie Hicks, of American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2207, at Birmingham's VA hospital has been sentenced to


Second Circuit finds that whistleblower making internal report is still covered by Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2015

In a significant split decision regarding the scope of Dodd-Frank's whistleblower protections, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a


Crime, corruption & other misdeeds - July 2015
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2015

Joseph Dougherty, former business manager of Ironworkers Local 401 in Philadelphia, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for extortion, racketeering


Financial services update vol. 10, issue 25
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

On July 20, the U. S. Department of the Treasury published a formal Notice and Request for Comment on the subject of expanding access to credit


KBR, Inc. (“KBR”) represents the SEC’s first enforcement action against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements that could stifle whistleblowing
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

On 1 April 2015, in a Cease-And-Desist Order, the SEC found KBR's confidentiality statements prohibited employees from discussing the substance of


SEC brings first enforcement action over confidentiality agreement
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

On April 1, the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first enforcement action against a company for using language in employee