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Ninth Circuit Broadly Interprets Anti-Retaliatory Provision of Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Protections

USA - March 10 2017 On March 8, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the anti-retaliation protections of the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) extend "to...

Christopher L. Garcia, Steven A. Tyrrell, Adam G. Safwat, Sarah Coyne.


New DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

USA - February 27 2017 The Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") recently released new guidance titled "Evaluation of Corporate...

Christopher L. Garcia, Steven A. Tyrrell, Adam G. Safwat, Sarah Coyne, Eileen Citron.


U.S. Treasury Department Scrutinizes Non-Traditional High-End Residential Real Estate Transactions in New York City and Miami

USA - April 11 2016 PE Firms, including REITs, investing in high-end residential real estate projects in New York City and Miami should be mindful of increased...

Steven A. Tyrrell, Adam G. Safwat.


Anti-corruption enforcement review - emerging issues and developments

USA - June 30 2015 In the U.S., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement remains an area of emphasis for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S...

Steven A. Tyrrell, Adam G. Safwat, Matthew Driscoll.


SEC gives $300,000 whistleblower award to employee responsible for compliance and audit functions

USA - September 12 2014 On August 29, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 for a company employee who...

Steven A. Tyrrell, Adam G. Safwat, Matthew Driscoll.