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Political cynicism and DOJ’s appointment of an internal “compliance program” expert
  • Volkov Law Group
  • USA
  • August 2 2015

Maybe I am turning cynical in my old age. Maybe I just do not believe that government agencies make decisions for the right reason without sticking a

Preventing whistleblower claims in the automotive industry
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Whistleblower and retaliation claims are some of the most costly claims brought by employees and they are on the rise. OSHA, who governs complaints

The Ticker - October 31 2014
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

The Ticker shares recent developments in SEC compliance, capital markets, corporate governance, executive compensation and other matters important to

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

Influential appeals court rejects attempt by former in-house counsel to use privileged information against company in whistleblower lawsuit
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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
  • USA
  • June 13 2013

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

Tarun’s ten commandments for conducting internal investigations
  • Control Risks
  • Global, USA
  • May 29 2013

Since 2001, public companies have retained law firms to conduct over 3,000 internal investigations of suspected wrongdoing by executives or employees

Sarbanes-Oxley Act applies to employees of private employer performing audit services for public company
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • 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?