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Court-Sanctioned Employee Theft? Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity In Discrimination Cases

USA - June 14 2016 Recently in Verdrager v. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., No. SJC-11901, 2015 WL 10937776 (Mass. May 31, 2016), the Supreme…

Jill L. Rosenberg, Mark R. Thompson

Hittin’ The Trifecta: Latest Whistleblower Bounty Makes Three Awards In One Week

Ireland, USA - May 31 2016 On Friday, May 20th, the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower issued an order determining that it would award two whistleblowers $450,000 for…

Renee B. Phillips

Tipping the Scales: Whistleblower Awarded $3.5 Million For Information That Advanced SEC Investigation

USA - May 27 2016 Last Friday, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $3.5 million to an employee whose tip advanced an SEC investigation into the…

Renee B. Phillips

O Canada: The U.S.’s Neighbor To The North Proposes Its Own Whistleblower Program

Canada, USA - May 17 2016 The Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC"), Canada's largest securities regulator, has proposed establishing its own whistleblower program for…

Renee B. Phillips

BREAKING: President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act Into Law

USA - May 11 2016 This afternoon, as anticipated, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law, wrapping up a lengthy bipartisan effort to bring…

Daniel J. Corbett, Michael D. Weil