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California Federal Court Upholds $8 Million Jury Verdict In Former General Counsel’s Whistleblower Lawsuit

USA - May 23 2017 Recently, a California federal court denied the defendant-employer’s motion for a new trial, upholding the jury’s $7.96 million verdict finding that…

Lloyd B. Chinn, Harris M Mufson.

Whistleblower’s Attorney’s Communications with Regulators Found to be Protected by Work Product Doctrine

USA - September 28 2016 A California Magistrate Judge in BofI Federal Bank v. Erhart ruled that a whistleblower’s attorney’s communications sent to federal regulators were…

Steven J. Pearlman.

SEC Affirms Denial of Bounties to Three Purported Whistleblowers

USA - July 20 2016 On July 19, 2016, the SEC issued an order upholding the SEC Claims Review Staff’s (“CRS”) Preliminary Determination denying three claims for…

Lloyd B. Chinn, Harris M Mufson.

SEC Whistleblower Chief Sean McKessy to Leave, Agency Announces

Ireland, USA - July 8 2016 The SEC announced today the departure of Sean X. McKessy, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. Mr. McKessy was the first to hold that role…

Lloyd B. Chinn, Harris M Mufson.

3rd Circuit Affirms Dismissal in Long-Running Weist SOX Whistleblower Case

USA - February 8 2016 On February 2, 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the SOX whistleblower retaliation claim in the closely watched case of Weist v. Tyco…

Steven J. Pearlman.