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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

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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 committing fraud by publishing a false press release related to the status of clinical trials for a drug under development.  Progenics fired Perez the next day in August 2008. Shortly […] Read more →

by   |   September 21, 2016

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

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

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SEC Awards Culpable Whistleblower $22 Million

Employment, Public Companies and Securities The SEC announced the award of more than $22 million to a whistleblower whose detailed tip and extensive assistance helped the agency halt a well-hidden fraud at the company where... Read more →

by   |   August 30, 2016