Russ Berland

Russ Berland

Stinson Leonard Street

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SEC Charges Audit Committee Chair for Failing to Investigate Red Flags

The SEC recently brought an enforcement action against the Chairman of the Audit Committee of AgFeed Industries, Inc. The Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, called the AgFeed action “a cautionary tale of what...more

11/19/2014 - Accounting Fraud Enforcement Actions Internal Audit Functions Internal Investigations Personal Liability SEC

SEC Enforces First-Ever Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently entered into a $2.2 million settlement agreement with Paradigm Capital Management Inc. and its owner Candace King Weir, in its first-ever action enforcing whistleblower...more

7/3/2014 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Dodd-Frank Enforcement Enforcement Actions Non-Judicial Settlement Agreements SEC Whistleblowers

Privileged Status Of Internal Investigations At Risk - Court Finds Reports From Company's Internal Investigation Are Not...

A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia puts the privileged status of internal investigations conducted by internal resources at risk.In U.S. ex rel. Harry Barko v. Halliburton Company, the...more

4/16/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Corporate Counsel Internal Investigations Professional Liability Work Product Privilege

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