Whistleblower Watch: Big Issues in the Latest Whistleblower Cases Under Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Internal Revenue Code
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
The Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts protect from retaliation whistleblowers who report violations of those laws to the government and other authorities. Other federal laws, including provisions in the Internal Revenue Code, offer bounties to whistleblowers but do not have express anti-retaliation provisions. The faculty presenting this program will address the key elements of these whistleblower laws and anti-retaliation provisions, including the types of businesses and conduct that can be targeted by whistleblowers, who qualifies as a whistleblower, the procedures that a whistleblower must follow to pursue and preserve a claim, how a whistleblower can prove that his or her whistleblowing caused some retaliatory act and the bounties available to successful whistleblowers. The faculty will also describe the issues that most commonly arise in cases where whistleblowers prevail and in cases where they do not.
Discover the most pressing issues under these laws that are being debated in the courts and that have produced conflicting court precedent—including the conflicting decisions about whether Sarbanes-Oxley’s whistleblower provision covers employees of privately-held companies, such as investment advisers—an issue that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.
• Gain a basic understanding of the whistleblower protections set forth by the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts and the bounty provisions in Dodd-Frank and the Internal Revenue Code.
• Learn about the preeminent Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley issues that are at this moment being hotly debated in the courts.
• Find out about the impact that an upcoming Supreme Court ruling could have on Sarbanes-Oxley claims when paired with other recent rulings that have expanded the statute.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Financial professionals, in-house counsel, labor and employment attorneys, human resource professionals.
Program Level: Intermediate
Credit Available: CLE.