Matt T. Morley

Matt T. Morley

K&L Gates LLP

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SEC Whistleblower Program Achieves Critical Mass with $30 Million Payout and Award to Compliance/Internal Audit Professional

Two recent Dodd-Frank whistleblower awards suggest that the program is becoming the kind of “game changer” for law enforcement that many had predicted. The program, which took effect in August 2011, mandates the payment of...more

10/3/2014 - Dodd-Frank Foreign Nationals SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Global Boardroom Risk Solutions Newsletter

Now more than ever, there is a need for risk solutions in the boardroom. Any organization can be faced with a significant crisis, whether a fraud investigation, a regulatory infringement, allegations of anticompetitive...more

7/25/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Enforcement EU FCPA Fraud Investigations Risk Assessment Risk Management UK

D.C. Circuit Rules on Legal Challenge to Conflict Minerals Rules; SEC Indicates Rules Will Remain in Place, with First Filings Due...

A closely watched challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Conflict Minerals Rules (the “Rules”) was decided on April 14 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The decision upheld the Rules in...more

5/2/2014 - Conflict Mineral Rules First Amendment SEC

SEC Pays $14 Million to Dodd-Frank Whistleblower After Tip Leads to Rapid Enforcement Action

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently paid $14 million to an unidentified informant under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program. Although the particular enforcement action was not identified, the SEC said the...more

10/8/2013 - Dodd-Frank Enforcement Actions SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Federal Court Upholds Conflict Minerals Rules, As Time Grows Short To Complete Supply Chain Due Diligence

A federal district court in Washington, D.C. has rejected an industry challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals rules (the “Rules”) issued pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act....more

7/30/2013 - Conflict Mineral Rules Dodd-Frank Due Diligence SEC Supply Chain

“Can You Sleep Well at Night?”: Multinational Executives Detained in China Due to Bribery Concerns

Any company doing business in China has to wonder whether they might find themselves in the unwelcome spotlight recently turned on certain participants in China’s pharmaceutical market....more

7/22/2013 - Bribery C-Suite Executives China Corruption Detainees Enforcement Actions GlaxoSmithKline Multinationals Pharmaceutical White Collar Crimes

Anti-Corruption: Effective Compliance Begins with the Assessment of Risks

Virtually every authoritative source of guidance on effective anti-corruption compliance emphasizes the importance of conducting a company-wide “risk assessment.” For example, U.S. authorities have stressed with regard to the...more

4/11/2013 - Anti-Corruption Compliance FCPA Risk Assessment UK Bribery Act

What Do Federal Authorities Expect of Companies Subject to the FCPA?

In mid-November 2012, federal authorities released their much-anticipated ”FCPA: A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” prepared jointly by the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and the Enforcement...more

11/27/2012 - Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC

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