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SEC Issues Largest-Ever Award of $114 Million to Individual Whistleblower

USA - October 28 2020 On October 22, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced an award of more than $114 million to an individual whistleblower...

Terri L. Chase, Roman E. Darmer, Henry Klehm III, Karen P. Hewitt.

Six Months of COVID-19 Relief: Enforcement and Litigation Trends for Borrowers

USA - October 9 2020 An uptick in fraud prosecutions and litigation has historically followed federal crisis relief programs. In addition to this historical trend, the...

Fernand A. Lavallee (Fern), Cristina Pérez Soto, Michael P. Conway, Bethany K. Biesenthal, Robert S. Huie.

SEC Approves Amendments to Whistleblower Program Rules and Issues Interpretive Guidance

USA - September 30 2020 Companies should consider review of their compliance programs and procedures for addressing internal complaints or tips of potential misconduct. On...

Terri L. Chase, Roman E. Darmer, Henry Klehm III, Karen P. Hewitt.

SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure: Mid-Year 2020 Update

USA - August 7 2020 The first half of 2020 has been unusual, to say the least, but one area of consistency has been in Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC")...

Arielle S. Tobin, Jacqueline Vallette, Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Jules H. Cantor, Michael J. McConnell, Henry Klehm III, John C. Tang.

A New Frontier for Whistleblowers: The Model Whistleblower Award and Protection Act for the States

USA - August 6 2020 New efforts by states to incentivize whistleblowers financially underscore the importance of comprehensive corporate compliance programs that...

Terri L. Chase, Roman E. Darmer, Henry Klehm III, Karen P. Hewitt.