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For whom the whistle blows: SEC whistleblower office issues its 2015 Annual Report
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2015

The SEC released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report (the "Report") to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program on November 16, 2015. The


Fifth Circuit defines "whistleblower" narrowly under Dodd-Frank
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2013

On July 17, 2013, the Fifth Circuit issued the First Circuit court decision interpreting Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision


Federal court decisions permit two Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases to proceed
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

Two federal district courts recently issued decisions adopting a broad interpretation of the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) and allowed Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims to proceed past motions to dismiss


Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision does not apply extraterritorially
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

On June 28, 2012, a Texas District Court held that the Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision per se does not apply extraterritorially


SEC pays first ever Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty award
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2012

On August 21, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has awarded its first whistleblower bounty, just over one year after the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules became effective


Will the latest opinion by a district court adopting a broad definition of who is a whistleblower encourage more internal reporting?
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2013

On Tuesday, another New York federal district court ruled that an employee need not report a disclosure directly to the Securities and Exchange


Germany’s Financial Regulator Establishes New Whistleblower Platform
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 11 2016

Last week, Germany’s Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) unveiled a centralized platform for receiving whistleblower complaints, including


O Canada: The U.S.’s Neighbor To The North Proposes Its Own Whistleblower Program
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 17 2016

The Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC"), Canada's largest securities regulator, has proposed establishing its own whistleblower program for


Three’s Company: SEC Awards Nearly $2 Million to Whistleblower Trio
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

On March 8, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order awarding a trio of whistleblowers a bounty of almost $2 million. One


SEC Bounty Hunters Take Heart: SEC Fines Company $265,000 For Using Severance Agreements That Provided a Waiver of Any Monetary Recovery For Filing a Tip
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions