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Companies need specific, well-executed plans to meet growing demands of federal and state agencies
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

While cybersecurity risks have increased, government regulation has traditionally lagged behind. Recently, some government entities have tried to


Restrictive Covenants: Do Yours Meet a Changing Landscape?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

Restrictive covenants are an important tool for businesses concerned about the protection of their confidential business information and the costs of


SEC Supports Protections for Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers Who Report Internally
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing broad protections to whistleblowers who oppose


Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of SOX Whistleblower Case
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2016

In Weist v. Tyco Electronics Corp., 812 F.3d 310 (3d Cir. 2016), the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower


SEC Continues to File Amicus Briefs in Support of Its Definition of “Whistleblower”
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2016

The SEC continues to file amicus briefs in an effort to convince federal courts that the Dodd-Frank Act protects whistleblowers from retaliation


OSHA Continues to Turn Up the Volume on Whistleblowing
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

Rushing to put final rules in place before the current Administration’s term ends, on March 17, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health


SEC Intervenes In Former In-House Attorney’s Whistleblower Lawsuit
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

On March 28, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed an amicus brief in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former in-house


Corporate Crime Update - March 2016 - United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Cuba, USA, Uzbekistan
  • March 31 2016

We reported in December that VimpelCom, the Dutch telecommunications company, made $900 million Accounting provision relating to bribery


E.D. Kentucky Dismisses SOX and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Counter-Claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2016

On March 17, 2016, the Eastern District of Kentucky dismissed whistleblower counter-claims against Allstate Insurance Company (“Company”), ruling


Relaxed Legal Standards That Favor SOX Whistleblowers Do Not Leave Employers Defenseless
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

Section 806 of SOX prohibits publicly traded companies, as well as their subsidiaries, contractors, subcontractors, and agents, from taking adverse