The SEC recently announced the second-ever Dodd-Frank whistleblower award. Based on data released by the SEC after the first full year of the new Dodd-Frank whistleblower program, as well as recent remarks by an SEC official, an increasing number of awards are expected over the next 6 to 12 months. Given this trend, companies should be reviewing their whistleblower protocols, which are a critical component of any corporate compliance program and essential to promoting a culture of transparency throughout an organization. This webcast will focus on:
- the potential increase in whistleblower cases and awards
- steps companies should be taking to ensure the adequacy of their whistleblower programs
- practical tips for ensuring your whistleblower reporting system is readily accessible and well-understood by employees
Jennifer Chunias and Michael Jones, both partners in the Goodwin Procter’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense practice, will serve as speakers for the webcast. Ms. Chunias specializes in white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act litigation and investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance and investigations, securities fraud, health care fraud, and complex business and financial litigation. Mr. Jones represents individuals, investment firms, banks and corporations in matters ranging government investigations and enforcement actions to internal investigations.