F. Joseph Warin, John W.F. Chesley, Courtney Brown, Nicole Lee, Sean X. McKessy, Jim Barratt
By any measure, 2020 was another record year for the SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. The Office of the Whistleblower received over 6,900 whistleblower tips, the highest since the inception of the Whistleblower Program, from 78 foreign countries and every state in the Union. In response, the Office awarded $175 million in awards to 39 individuals, both the highest dollar amount and the highest number of award recipients to date. Additionally, the SEC has adopted controversial amendments to the rules governing the Whistleblower Program, which will affect corporations and whistleblowers alike. Together these trends provide the perfect storm for keeping in-house counsel and compliance professionals up at night.
Securities Docket is pleased to present its tenth annual webcast on Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions. This year’s panelists once again include leading practitioners in all aspects of Dodd-Frank whistleblower litigation and investigations, including F. Joseph Warin, John W.F. Chesley, Courtney Brown, and Nicole Lee of Gibson Dunn, former SEC Office of the Whistleblower Chief Sean X. McKessy of Phillips & Cohen, and Jim Barratt of AlixPartners.
This free, 90-minute webcast will include a dynamic and participatory discussion on the statutory and regulatory framework of Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions, their interpretation by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower and federal courts, and provide participants with practical tips for navigating the minefield of whistleblower complaints.