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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 »

Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation

CPA Can’t be a Whistleblower for Non-Public Entities

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Reyher v. Grant Thornton, LLP analyzed whether an employee of a CPA firm is protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act for lodging complaints with an employer about suspected illegal activity regarding non-public clients. The Plaintiff discovered what she believed were accounting irregularities in tax matters for non-public clients and complained to administrators […] Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2017

Director Equity Grants and Vote Buying Subject to Entire Fairness Review

Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In Williams v. Ji et al, the Delaware Court of Chancery examined an alleged scheme in which the Directors of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. granted themselves options and warrants... Read more →

by   |   June 28, 2017

Supreme Court to Determine Scope of Whistleblower Protection

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities A percolating issue with respect to the SEC’s whistleblower regulations is whether the anti-retaliation protections apply only when suspected misconduct is reported to the... Read more →

by   |   June 26, 2017

CFTC Revises Whistleblower Rule to Enhance Anti-Retaliation Protection

Derivatives, Employment, Executive Compensation The CFTC has adopted final amendments to its whistleblower rules that will, among other things, strengthen the CFTC’s anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance... Read more →

by   |   May 22, 2017