By: George M. Wilson & Carol A. Stacey
We have done several posts about whistleblowing and the related SOX and Dodd-Frank whistle blower regimens. It is hard to overstate the importance of whistleblowers in the SEC’s enforcement efforts.
On April 25, 2017, the SEC announced a $4 million payout to a whistleblower who provided industry-specific experience and expertise to the staff as they conducted their investigation. In that release they also announced that whistleblower payouts now total approximately $153 million!
Keeping abreast of whistleblowing developments is an important part of governance and compliance. To help in this process we are offering our Corporate Whistleblowing program on June 28. This program will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal developments, including:
- What direction the federal whistleblower protection programs will likely take under the new administration
- What to expect in case law and regulatory enforcement developments in the coming year
- Best practices in responding to whistleblower reports
- Key ethical considerations in conducting internal investigations of issues raised by whistleblowers.
As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome!