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California Requires Board Diversity and Additional Company Disclosures

USA - October 31 2020 On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law requiring publicly held corporations to further diversify their boards…

SEC Adopts Amendments to Whistleblower Program Rules

Ireland, USA - October 7 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to adopt numerous amendments to the rules governing its Whistleblower Program. See https://www.sec…

SEC Announces Largest Whistleblower Award of 2020 - Over $27 Million

USA - April 24 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced a whistleblower award of more than $27 million, representing the largest SEC…

CARES Act $2.2-Trillion Emergency Relief Fund Potential ‘Hotbed’ for Government Fraud, Abuse Investigations

USA - April 17 2020 With enactment of the CARES Act on March 27, Congress appropriated $2.2 trillion, the largest economic stimulus package in history, to combat…

FBI Issues Warnings Regarding COVID-19 Fraud Schemes

USA - April 16 2020 The Special Agent in Charge of the Boston office of the FBI, Joseph Bonavolonta, has issued an advisory aimed at alerting and keeping individuals and…

The Role of Company Directors During COVID-19

USA - April 10 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the management of organizations, including throwing managers at all levels into an…

AG Barr: Prosecutors, BOP Should Consider COVID-19 Crisis in Determining Bail, Early Release

USA - April 7 2020 Several current and former federal officials recently sent letters to the President and the Attorney General urging action to protect persons in…

Investigating Complaints Containing Second-Hand Information in the COVID-19 Era

USA - April 6 2020 As the country faces a wave of COVID-19 closure orders, individuals are being encouraged to report violations. Hypothetically, these reports could…

Beware! Internet Scammers Out to Capitalize on COVID-19 Scare

USA - April 3 2020 Law enforcement is alerting businesses and the public that during the ongoing COVID-19 federal and state emergencies and stay-at-home orders to be…

FBI Warns of Teleconferencing and Online Classroom Hijacking During COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 2 2020 As large numbers of people turn to video-teleconferencing (VTC) platforms to stay connected in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, reports of VTC…