Navigating the Minefield of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions (2018 Update)

Presented by

F. Joseph Warin, John W.F. Chesley, Sean X. McKessy, Jim Barratt

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2018 was a record-breaking year for the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. The Office announced the largest whistleblower award, received the highest number of whistleblower tips, and awarded more dollars in 2018 than in all prior years combined. Meanwhile, in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, the Supreme Court limited the definition of “whistleblower” under Dodd-Frank to a person who has reported a suspected securities violation to the SEC. In response, the SEC has proposed amendments to Rule 21F-2, along with other proposed changes to the claim review process and the award determination process. These trends and changes provide the perfect storm for keeping in-house counsel and compliance professionals up at night. Securities Docket is pleased to present its seventh 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 and John W.F. Chesley of Gibson Dunn, former SEC Office of the Whistleblower Chief Sean X. McKessy of Phillips & Cohen, and Jim Barratt of Ankura Consulting. 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.

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