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SCOTUS Ruling: Whistleblowers Must "Tell The SEC" For Dodd-Frank Protection
On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers
United States
28 Feb 2018
"A To Z" Of What California Employers Need To Know For 2018
With the New Year come new laws that affect California employers. The following is the "A to Z" of changes in the law that may affect your business in 2018.
United States
21 Dec 2017
Supreme Court's Upcoming Whistleblower Decision May Dramatically Impact Compliance Programs
On November 28, 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether whistleblowers are entitled to protection from retaliation under Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...
United States
18 Dec 2017
The DOJ Enters Another FCA Lawsuit Against Unitedhealth
The DOJ's 39-page complaint alleges that United had fraudulently obtained inflated risk adjustment payments by over reporting diagnosis codes for MA beneficiaries since 2005.
United States
24 May 2017
Ninth Circuit Widens The Circuit Split On Whether Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowers
Last week, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., No. 15-17352 (9th Cir. March 8, 2017)
United States
24 Mar 2017
Top 10 SEC Enforcement Highlights Of 2016
This is the third year we are providing our annual Top Ten list of Enforcement Highlights.
United States
27 Jan 2017
DOL Joins SEC In Attack On Severance Agreement Clauses
Companies cannot prohibit their former employees from collecting whistleblower awards, says the DOL in a recently released memo.
United States
28 Sep 2016
SEC Enforcement Actions May Require Changes To Severance Agreements
Public companies should revisit their template severance agreements, in light of two recent orders by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
United States
23 Aug 2016
2016 Mid-Year Securities Litigation And Enforcement Highlights
Welcome to the 2016 Mid-Year Report From the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. The purpose is to provide a periodic survey, apart from our team Executive Alerts, on matters...
United States
4 Aug 2016
SEC Confirms That Whistleblowers Will Continue To Carry A Baton In Its Race To Enforce SOX
This summer, viewers of the Olympics in Brazil will watch track and field events, in which the members of each team will carry a baton for a leg of the race in their collective effort to win the gold.
United States
23 Jun 2016
It's Not Over Until The Last Whistle Blows: Beware Of The Mid-Investigation Tip
On May 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) caught many off guard when it issued an award to a whistleblower whose mid-investigation tip "significantly contributed" to the success...
United States
31 May 2016
Key Points Of New Federal Legislation: The Defend Trade Secrets Act
The Act provides a federal civil remedy for misappropriation of trade secrets. There is no amount in controversy threshold.
United States
20 May 2016
Yes, Attorneys Too Can Blow The Whistle: But When And How Hard?
According to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, an attorney – or any individual, for that matter – should not have to first report misconduct to the SEC...
United States
26 Apr 2016
This Is Not A Test: The CFTC Joins The SEC And IRS In Awarding Substantial Whistleblower Bounties
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law in 2010 and referred to as Dodd-Frank, promised to improve accountability and transparency in the financial system.
United States
19 Apr 2016
Defend Trade Secrets Act Close To Becoming Law
On April 4, 2016, the Senate unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, bringing a federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation one step closer to becoming law.
United States
18 Apr 2016
2015 Year-End Securities Litigation And Enforcement Highlights
Welcome to the 2015 Year-End Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team.
United States
3 Mar 2016
Supreme Court Decision Has Good News And Bad News For Those Facing False Claims Act Litigation
The case relates to a civil FCA action brought by a qui tam plaintiff against his employer, a U.S. military contractor in Iraq.
United States
2 Jun 2015
Agencies Beware: Supreme Court Leans Toward Air Marshal Whistleblower In Oral Argument
On November 4, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dep't of Homeland Security v. MacLean, bringing closer to an end the lengthy dispute between Robert MacLean and his former employer, the Transportation Security Administration ("TSA"), which terminated MacLean for disclosing what the TSA deemed sensitive security information ("SSI").
United States
15 Nov 2014
The SEC Goes Global - With 30 Million Reasons For Whistleblowers To Report Violations As Soon As Possible
On Monday, September 22, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award to an anonymous foreign whistleblower of an estimated $30 million-plus payment that more than doubles the largest previous amount.
United States
10 Oct 2014
Air Marshal Whistleblower V. TSA: Supreme Court To Blow Final Whistle
The U.S. Government will submit its opening brief to the Supreme Court in the decade-long battle that began when the TSA terminated whistleblower Robert MacLean.
United States
25 Jun 2014
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