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2020 White Collar and Government Investigations Year in Review

European Union, Ireland, USA - January 29 2021 In 2020, the United States Department of Justice (the DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) set new benchmarks for corporate…

Chase S. Goldstein, Claiborne (Clay) W. Porter, Colin R. Jennings, Elizabeth Weil Shaw, Ericka Johnson, Kevin P. McCart, Margaret E. Daum, Marisa T. Darden, Patrick Morris, Rebecca A. Worthington, Rebekah J. Poston, S. Babu Kaza, Trevor Garmey.

SEC Approves Changes to Its Whistleblower Program

USA - September 24 2020 This week, in a 3-2 vote, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) approved significant changes to the rules governing…

Elizabeth Weil Shaw.

The White House Directs Federal Agencies to Focus on Fairness in Investigations and Enforcement

USA - September 20 2020 On May 19, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump signed Executive Order 13924, to provide regulatory relief for entities…

Claiborne (Clay) W. Porter, Elizabeth Weil Shaw.

Ninth Circuit Limits Protections for FCPA Whistleblowers

USA - April 25 2019 The Ninth Circuit held that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act do not protect whistleblowers who make internal complaints…

Christina Knox.

SEC Issues Long-Awaited Cryptocurrency Guidance

USA - April 5 2019 On April 3, 2019, the SEC's Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology ("FinHub") issued a long-awaited framework for analyzing whether a…

Fred A. Summer, Matthew F. Miller, Michael Fluhr.