Earl (Chip) M. Jones III

Earl (Chip) M. Jones III


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Fifth Circuit Holds Refusal to Accept Employee's Rescission of Resignation Can Be Considered Retaliation

On November 17, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held an employer’s rejection of an employee’s rescission of resignation can “sometimes constitute an adverse employment action” and may be considered...more

11/20/2015 - Adverse Employment Action Anti-Retaliation Provisions Hiring & Firing Resignation Title VII

SEC Report Indicates Whistleblower Program Going Strong

Compliance professionals and attorneys received confirmation on Tuesday of what many have long expected: the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower program is steadily growing in scope and impact, and the SEC...more

11/19/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Compliance Dodd-Frank Popular SEC Whistleblowers

Second Circuit Rules Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected Under Dodd-Frank

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit created a federal appellate split today when it revived a Dodd-Frank Act retaliation claim by an ex-finance director, who was responsible for the company’s financial reporting...more

9/11/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Appeals Dodd-Frank Financial Institutions Financial Reporting General Electric Rule 21F Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Securities Exchange Act Whistleblowers

Fleet-Footed Investigations and Prompt Remedial Action: The New Normal

Does your company respond to all internal concerns immediately, investigate them thoroughly and remediate them with unmatchable speed? What if the concern comes from an officer, director, lawyer, compliance professional,...more

3/4/2015 - C-Suite Executives Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Counsel Dodd-Frank Risk Mitigation SEC

Government's Message to Corporate America — "We Want Your Whistleblowers!"

On September 22, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower announced that it had issued a $30 million bounty payment to a foreign whistleblower. This award is more than double the...more

10/14/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Dodd-Frank DOJ Employer Liability Issues Ethics Risk Assessment Risk Management Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Training Whistleblower Awards Whistleblower Hotlines Whistleblower Protection Policies

OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers

Effective Thursday, February 13, 2014, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule governing the agency's future handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 402 of the FDA Food...more

2/24/2014 - FDA Food Safety FSMA OSHA Whistleblowers

Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims by In-House Counsel

In This Issue: - Whistleblower protections and in-House Counsel - Sarbanes-oxley - The Dodd-Frank Act - The False Claims Act - Common Law Wrongful Discharge Claims - The Ethical...more

4/1/2013 - After-Acquired Evidence Attorney-Client Privilege Confidentiality Agreements Conflicts of Interest Corporate Counsel Dodd-Frank False Claims Act (FCA) Hiring & Firing Injunctions Protected Activity Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley Termination Whistleblowers

U.S. Department of Justice and SEC Release Long-Awaited Guidance on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their long-awaited guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). A Resource Guide to the US Foreign...more


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