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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

USA - August 10 2016 Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions…

David Harvey, Renee B. Phillips

Dodd-Frank provisions relating to corporate governance, executive compensation and disclosure

USA - July 26 2010 On July 15, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") and President Obama signed the bill into law on July 21.

Jonathan M. Ocker, Richard Vernon Smith

President Obama signs into law the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act

USA - January 3 2013 On December 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act. The Act amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996…

SEC's Office of the Whistleblower begins processing tips: what companies should do now

USA - September 20 2011 Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, and Mark Cahn, General Counsel for the SEC, recently outlined the Office of the Whistleblower's activities and priorities in public remarks.

Renee B. Phillips

SEC pays first ever Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty award

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.

Rachel J. Coe, Renee B. Phillips