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Venable LLP | USA | 4 Oct 2011

SOX whistleblowers may now claim a “very broad spectrum of adverse action”

The whistleblower provision of the SarbanesOxley Act (“SOX”) protects an employee who provides information regarding fraud and violations of rules or regulations of the SEC.


Sherman & Howard LLC | USA | 9 May 2011

No Sarbanes-Oxley protection for employees who go to the media

In another significant case under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX"), 18 U.S.C. 1514A(a)(I), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that SOX whistleblower provisions do not protect employees who report or disclose information about corporate fraud or securities law violations to the media.


Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2010

SEC proposes rules to implement Dodd-Frank whistleblower program

On November 3, 2010, by a unanimous vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules to implement the whistleblower incentives and protection provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 ("Dodd-Frank").


Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 16 Jul 2010

New incentives for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act whistleblowers: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

An easily overlooked provision in the soon-to-be signed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) creates a new whistleblower program that authorizes substantial cash rewards to whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with information leading to the successful prosecution of securities laws violations.


Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd | USA | 13 Jul 2010

Supreme Court strikes down part of Sarbanes-Oxley Act

On June 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its first decision concerning the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Accounting Oversight Board.


Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 7 Jul 2010

Supreme Court closes the border to Section 10(b) plaintiffs

The United States Supreme Court recently rejected years of federal jurisprudence on the extraterritorial application of 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act.


Sills Cummis & Gross PC | USA | 1 Feb 2010

United States and shareholders vs. corporate fraud

If there is one theme that has dominated the headlines of our newspapers and the dockets of our courthouses during the first decade of the 21st century, it has been the revelation of massive fraud and the criminal prosecution and civil litigation against those responsible for the losses sustained by so many investors.


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 13 Aug 2009

Treasury proposes legislation overhauling regulation of over-the-counter derivatives

On August 11, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) sent the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 (the “Bill”) to Congress.


Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 12 May 2009

Outsourcing viability in a troubled market

Outsourcing transactions have been taking place for about two decades.


Hogan Lovells | USA | 1 Dec 2008

A middle course on PSLRA contribution bar orders

The article addresses the scope of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) contribution bar and discusses an important new Ninth Circuit decision, which held that the contribution bar extends not simply to traditional contribution claims but also to what it calls "disguised contribution" claims.

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