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Ninth Circuit Takes Broad View of Protected Activity under the California Whistleblower Protection Act

USA - November 2 2022 On October 20, 2022, the Ninth Circuit reversed in part a grant of summary judgment in favor of an employer, finding that the district court…

David Gobel, Pinchos (Pinny) Goldberg

OSHA Orders Company to Reinstate Whistleblowers and Orders Payment of Over $800k for Purported Sox Violations

USA - October 24 2022 On October 7, 2022, OSHA announced that it had ordered ExxonMobil Corp. to immediately rehire two computational scientists who alleged that they were…

Alisha Bruce, Pinchos (Pinny) Goldberg

Tenth Circuit Affirms $1 Million Jury Award to Whistleblower

USA - September 19 2022 On July 20, 2022, the Tenth Circuit affirmed a $1 million jury award to a former employee who claimed he was demoted in retaliation for reporting…

E. Sydney Cone, Pinchos (Pinny) Goldberg

SEC Adopts Amendments to Whistleblower Program Rules

USA - September 6 2022 On August 26, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had adopted two amendments to its Whistleblower Program rules…

Pinchos (Pinny) Goldberg

First Circuit: FCPA is not a “rule or regulation of the SEC” under SOX whistleblower provision

USA - August 24 2022 On July 13, 2022, the First Circuit reversed a denial of summary judgment, finding plaintiff could not satisfy his burden of showing he engaged in…

E. Sydney Cone, Pinchos (Pinny) Goldberg