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Business law update - Summer- 2015
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

While it may be true that the only things certain in life are death and taxes, knowing how to reduce your tax liability can certainly make paying


Second Circuit tackles “whistleblower” protection under Dodd-Frank
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2015

Last week, the Second Circuit heard oral arguments in Berman v. NeoOgilvy, a case that places squarely before the Court the question of who is a


Second Circuit tackles “whistleblower” protection under Dodd-Frank
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

Yesterday, the Second Circuit heard oral arguments in Berman v. NeoOgilvy, a case that places squarely before the Court the question of who is a


Debate continues over whether Dodd-Frank requires an SEC complaint
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2015

Our Whistleblower Team continues to monitor whether courts will require an employee to have complained directly to the SEC to state a claim for


Class action round-up - spring 2015
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robinssetting the stage for an important decision on whether a


6th Circuit reverses itself, abandons “definitively and specifically” standard for SOX whistleblower protected activity
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

On May 28, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who reports allegedly fraudulent conduct engages in protected activity


Sixth Circuit upholds financial planner’s Sarbanes-Oxley win
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

Section 1514A of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act shields a whistleblower from retaliation if he reports "conduct that he reasonably believes" violates


Sixth Circuit rules that a reasonable belief about unlawful conduct is enough to state a Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claim
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

In its May 28th, 2015 decision in Rhinehimer v. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. (pdf), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who


Privacy & cybersecurity update - May 2015
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2015

In ACLU v. Clapper, the Second Circuit holds that Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act does not permit the wholesale collection and storage of certain


Sixth Circuit rejects “definitively, specifically” standard for SarbOx whistleblower claims
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2015

The Sixth Circuit this week rejected the “definitively and specifically” standard that had required a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower’s “reasonable