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Despite SEC’s Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Digital Realty Trust Appeal Over “Whistleblower” Definition, U.S. Supreme Court Seems Skeptical

USA - January 30 2018 As we reported in our October and July 2017 newsletters, the U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing a circuit split concerning whether the…

Bryan B. House, Courtney Worcester

2017 Whistleblower Office Report Emphasizes Increasing Tips and Record Awards

Ireland, USA - January 30 2018 On November 15, 2017, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower issued its Fiscal Year 2017 annual report. The report highlights an increase in the number…

Bryan B. House, Courtney Worcester

DOJ Issues New Memo Limiting Use of Agency Guidance Documents in Civil Enforcement Cases: What It Means for Health Care Enforcement

USA - January 30 2018 On January 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum limiting the use of agency guidance documents in affirmative civil…

Lindsey E. Gabrielsen

Seventh Circuit Rejects Ex-CEO’s Would-Be Whistleblower Claims

USA - January 30 2018 On January 11, 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Orion Energy Systems, Inc…

Bryan B. House, Courtney Worcester

SEC Announces Two Substantial Whistleblower Awards in One-Week Period

USA - January 30 2018 Within just five days of each other, the SEC announced, on November 30 and December 5, 2017, two separate whistleblower awards totaling more than $20…

Bryan B. House, Courtney Worcester