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Petrobras Agrees to Pay More Than $1.8 Billion for Facilitating FCPA Violations
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2018

Four years ago, Brazilian authorities began Operation Car Wash, a wide-ranging and still ongoing corruption and money laundering investigation that


10th Circuit Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment on SOX Whistleblower Claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2018

On February 22, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s grant of summary judgment against a Plaintiff who claimed that


SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures: Greater Engagement Required of Officers and Directors
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued an interpretive release1 providing long-awaited guidance (the "New


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


Seventh Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment on Terminated CEO’s SOX And DFA Claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a terminated CEO's complaints about his board of directors' managerial decisions did not


SEC Approves PCAOB Rule to Require Enhanced Audit Reports
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

On October 23, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved new audit reporting standard, AS 3101, proposed by the Public Company Accounting


ARB Says SOX Applies Extraterritorially in Government Contractor Whistleblower Claim
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2017

On Aug. 29, 2017, the Administrative Review Board (ARB or “the Board”) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an important decision regarding


Five steps to improve corporate governance
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

It has been ten years since Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted. No one can argue that Sarbanes-Oxley eliminated the problem of corporate malfeasance. Maybe


Investors and boards are split on separating the roles of board chair and CEO
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

Since the adoption of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, governance commentators, including organizations representing institutional investors, have urged separating the position of the CEO from that of the board chairperson.


PCAOB issues concept release on auditor independence and mandatory audit firm rotation
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

On August 16, 2011, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) issued a concept release (“Release”) requesting public comment on its proposal to require mandatory audit firm rotation and other ways to enhance auditor independence, objectivity and professional skepticism.