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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP | USA | 16 Sep 2016

SEC Shines Spotlight on Employee Confidentiality Provisions

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently announced that it paid a whistleblower award of more than $22 million, when a


Dykema Gossett PLLC | USA | 24 Aug 2016

SEC Whistleblower Program: Recent Enforcement Actions Indicate That Confidentiality Protections and Waivers Can Be Too Tight

In light of three recent enforcement actions by the SEC, public companies would be well-advised to review the nondisclosure and waiver clauses in


Bass, Berry & Sims PLC | USA | 23 Aug 2016

SEC Fines Public Companies for Attempting to Limit Whistleblower Incentives in Severance Agreements

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently fined BlueLinx Holdings and Health Net, Inc. for including within severance agreements a


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 18 Aug 2016

Costly New SEC Settlement Reminds Publicly Traded Employers of Dodd-Frank Requirements

On April 3, 2015, we reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had sent letters to numerous publicly-traded U.S. companies


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 17 Aug 2016

SEC Enforcement Actions May Require Changes to Severance Agreements

Public companies should revisit their template severance agreements, in light of two recent orders by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 17 Aug 2016

SEC Fines Companies for Anti-Whistleblower Language in Severance Agreements

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced the settlement of two proceedings regarding the SEC’s whistleblower protection framework


Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 12 Aug 2016

SEC Issues Cease-and-Desist Order Against Severance Agreement Clause Limiting Whistleblowers' Rights to Recover Bounty Awards

On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against a publicly


Dentons | Singapore | 4 Aug 2016

Secondary Listings on the SGX - Key Requirements and Considerations

As at 13 January 2016, there are 34 companies with a secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX”). Out of these


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 26 Feb 2013

NYSE sends letter to foreign private issuers

Last week, the New York Stock Exchange's regulation group sent its traditional annual letter to foreign private issuers (FPIs) that are listed on the


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP | USA | 14 Feb 2013

Don't ask, don't waive after Ancestry.com

Companies routinely enter into non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for a variety of reasons. Who could have predicted that 2012 would be the year that

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