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SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure--2018 Mid-Year Update
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 1 2018

Chairman Jay Clayton's vision for the Securities and Exchange Commission has largely shaped the first half of 2018, with policies and initiatives


Panasonic and Subsidiary Panasonic Avionics Corporation Pay Over $280 Million in Penalties and Disgorgement to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Accounting Fraud Violations
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2018

On April 30, 2018, multinational electronics company Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”) and its US subsidiary Panasonic Avionics Corporation (“PAC”)


Terminated CEO's Complaints to the Board Not Protected "Whistleblowing" As No Requirement Under Federal Law to Report Every "Managerial Hiccup"
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 14 2018

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 forbids publically traded companies from retaliating against an employee for any lawful act done by the employee


SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblowers
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review the Ninth Circuit's decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers and address the


E.D. Pennsylvania Dismisses Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claim After Plaintiff Fails to Qualify as a Whistleblower
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2017

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a whistleblower claim after determining that the plaintiff


Ninth Circuit Whistleblower Case a Reminder that Small Changes to Strategy Can Have Big Impacts on Outcomes
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

In Rocheleau v. Microsemi Corp., Inc., No. 15-56029, --- F. App’x ---, 2017 WL 677563 (9th Cir. Feb. 21, 2017), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the


Second Circuit Affirms the Dismissal of a SOX Claim for Failing to Meet the “Reasonable Belief” Standard
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) whistleblower retaliation claim brought by a former


Ninth Circuit Expands Reach of Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Protections
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 9 2017

Adding to an existing a split among the federal appeals courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on March 8, 2017 that employees


How the Trump Administration May Impact the Oversight and Enforcement of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Protections
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA, Ireland
  • March 3 2017

On the campaign trail, President Trump vowed to “dismantle” Dodd-Frank. Dodd-Frank was enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to curtail


California District Court Addresses Whistleblower’s Self-Help
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2017

In Erhart v. BofI Holding, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-02287, (S.D. Cal. Feb. 14, 2017), a bank’s internal auditor reported alleged misconduct to federal