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New SEC Settlements Show Continued Focus on Whistleblower Protection and Severance Agreements
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • October 11 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to pursue enforcement actions against companies for whistleblower-related violations. The

SEC Targets Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • October 4 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a settlement with a Nevada corporation of its first stand-alone whistleblower

Financial Services Update, Vol 11, Issue 36
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • October 3 2016

In a September 21, 2016 complaint filed in federal district court in Philadelphia, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Leon

US Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program Surpasses $100 Million in Awards
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • September 29 2016

On August 30, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that awards to whistleblowers have surpassed the $100 million mark with the

SEC Issues Another Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Award
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • September 22 2016

Less than one month after issuing a $22 million award, the SEC issued another multi-million dollar whistleblower award on September 20, 2016. The

Labor and Employment Alert: SEC Gives Employers 265,000 Reasons to Revise Their Separation Agreements
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • September 6 2016

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and Consumer Protection Act incentivizes and protects whistleblowers to encourage reporting of possible

SEC Settles Enforcement Cases with Two Companies for Whistleblower Violations
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 30 2016

In mid-August, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued cease-and-desist orders against BlueLinx Holdings Inc. ("BlueLinx") and Health

The OSC whistleblower program and employment agreements
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada, Ireland, USA
  • August 29 2016

On July 14, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched the Office of the Whistleblower, the first paid whistleblower program by a

Recent SEC Enforcement Activity Demonstrates Agency’s Continued Effort to Protect Whistleblowers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 26 2016

A spate of recently settled enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) serves as a reminder to companies of the SEC's focus

SEC Continues Crackdown on Severance Agreements
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 26 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued its efforts against anti-whistleblowing provisions in severance agreements, fining one employer