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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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OSHA Addresses Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Releases

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Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities We have written about SEC enforcement actions related to severance and confidentiality agreements that restrict reporting matters to the SEC. OSHA has also issued guidance regarding settlement agreements with whistleblowers under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  According to the guidance: “OSHA will not approve a “gag” provision that prohibits, restricts, or otherwise discourages... Read more →

by   |   September 24, 2016

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SDNY Awards Front Pay in Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Case

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Perez v. Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., involved a case where Plaintiff Perez drafted a memo to Progenics’ general counsel and his department head, accusing Progenics of... Read more →

by   |   September 21, 2016

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CFTC Proposes to Amend Whistleblower Rules to Provide Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Authority

Derivatives, Employment, Litigation The CFTC has proposed amendments to its whistleblower rules that reinterpret its anti-retaliation authority and proposes appropriate rule amendments to implement that authority.... Read more →

by   |   September 1, 2016

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Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Prompt Consideration of Whistleblower Carve-outs

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The recent settlement of SEC enforcement actions concerning the Dodd Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions are prompting companies and their counsels to evaluate current and... Read more →

by   |   August 30, 2016