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Engineering firm (FKA the PBSJ Corp.) and former officer settle SEC FCPA investigation
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

On January 22, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had reached agreements with The PBSJ Corp. (PBSJ), a Tampa, Fla

Coming to a State Attorney General’s Office near you
  • Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • USA
  • April 22 2015

The Vermont State False Claims Act Could Be a Game-changer for Vermont Taxpayers and Businesses. The Vermont False Claims Act, percolating through

Paypal, Schlumberger Holdings enforcement actions highlight need for effective implementation of compliance programs
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 22 2015

Recent enforcement actions against PayPal, Inc. ("PayPal") and Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. ("Schlumberger Holdings") serve as a reminder to

SEC takes aggressive approach to fortify Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower rules
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

On April 1, 2015, the Securities & Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) fined a public company $130,000 for requiring employees involved

Another constitutional challenge to SEC administrative forum
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2014

The drumbeats of discontent grow louder against the SEC's more frequent use of its internal administrative forum for enforcement cases. I wrote about

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of securities fraud suit on materiality grounds, embracing SEC staff accounting bulletin No. 99’s quantitative and qualitative factors as criteria for materiality at the motion to dismiss stage
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

On April 15, 2015, the Second Circuit issued an opinion in IBEW Local Union No. 58 Pension Trust Fund & Annuity Fund, et al. V. The Royal Bank of

California court finds lack of evidence undermines False Claims Act and retaliation claims
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • October 28 2014

The Southern District of California recently issued a favorable ruling for employers under both the False Claims Act and California's retaliatory

The IRS “dirty dozen” list of tax scams for 2015
  • Anderson Kill, PC
  • USA
  • March 12 2015

Every year, the IRS issues alerts about a variety of common tax tricks and swindles (collectively referred to as "scams") that it has seen, in an

Whistleblowers to be rewarded, protected under OSC proposal
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has released for public comment a consultation paper on a proposed whistleblower program (Program

Does your employee confidentiality agreement violate the whistleblower provision of Dodd-Frank?
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross PC
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

Employers covered by the Dodd-Frank Act should review and, if necessary, revise, their confidentiality agreements immediately to ensure that such