Shanti Atkins

Shanti Atkins

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Think High Stakes Whistleblowing is Just a U.S. Phenomenon? Think Again.

Today the SEC announced that it will pay $30 million to a whistleblower in the largest award ever doled out by the agency. This news is monumental and will send shock waves around the financial world—along with gut...more

9/22/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance EU Popular Risk Assessment Risk Management SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Speak Up or Pay Up: Lessons from GM

The now infamous General Motors mea culpa, which followed the automotive giant’s recall of almost six million cars, has brought the importance of a “speak up culture” front and center. As part of the company’s long road to...more

7/12/2014 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Automobile Recall Compliance Corporate Culture Corporate Governance General Motors Whistleblowers

Retaliation Exposure Tipping Point? Supreme Court Extends SOX Whistleblower Protections to Private Company Employees

The Supreme Court in Lawson vs FMR, LLC (delivered March 4, 2014 after a 6-3 vote) has ruled that employees of private companies engaged by public companies are covered by the whistleblower protections of Sarbanes Oxley Act...more

3/10/2014 - Contractors FMR LLC Lawson v FMR Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Subcontractors Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Reading between the Headlines: A Lesson in Risk Mitigation from Edward Snowden

Whistleblowing has become a highly charged term, stirring up emotive rhetoric ranging from “ethical hero” to “treasonous traitor” with very little substantive evaluation of the real impact on the corporation and the broader...more

2/17/2014 - Compliance Dodd-Frank Edward Snowden EEOC NSA Reporting Requirements Retaliation Risk Mitigation Whistleblowers

2014 Trends: #3 Whistleblowing and Retaliation: Both on the Rise

A continuation of our recent coverage on ethics and compliance trends to watch in 2014, we’re taking a deeper look at whistleblowing and retaliation trends today. ...more

1/22/2014 - Compliance Dodd-Frank EEOC Ethics Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Retaliation Whistleblowers

Fifth Circuit Narrowly Construes the Definition of a Whistleblower under Dodd Frank

Underscoring the Importance of Robust Internal Reporting Programs - Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) in 2010, the compliance, finance and legal communities...more

7/24/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Dodd-Frank Retaliation SEC Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

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