Released late last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2013 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program (the “Report”) revealed that the program has continued to grow in popularity. The Report, however,...more
Commentators, employers and especially whistleblowers have paid a tremendous amount of attention to the whistleblower bounty provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. Much less attention has been paid to an SEC rule implementing the...more
Question: When is a “whistleblower” not really a “whistleblower”?
Answer: When an employee reports potential misconduct only to his or her employer and that employer happens to be located in the Fifth Circuit....more
Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) prohibits publicly-traded companies from retaliating against employees who report various acts of wrongdoing to their employers. Employers have consistently attempted to narrow...more
The news is out! There’s a buzz in the blogosphere. It’s trending on Twitter. The Securities and Exchange Commission has authorized the use of social media channels for the disclosure of material, non-public information. In a...more
Originally published in Law360 on December 18, 2012.
Without a doubt, the advent of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower bounty program prompted a drastic increase in the number of individuals...more
Over the past year, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a series of decisions that have significantly expanded the rights of non-supervisory employees, including non-unionized employees, to discuss information that...more
The Securities Exchange Commission’s Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program for Fiscal Year 2012 (the “Report”), released yesterday, reveals a number of things. The SEC has received a lot of tips, complaints,...more