Whistleblower Watch: Big Issues in the Latest Whistleblower Cases Under Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Internal Revenue Code
During a live webcast on December 10, 2013, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP partners and Suits by Suits contributing editors Jason M. Knott and Ellen D. Marcus will discuss the whistleblower and anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts, the Internal Revenue Code, and other federal statutes. Their presentation will address the types of businesses and conduct that can be targeted by whistleblowers, the procedures that whistleblowers must follow to pursue and preserve a claim, the remedies available to whistleblowers, and more. Mr. Knott and Ms. Marcus will also examine the pressing issues under these laws that are being debated in the courts. This includes contradictory decisions about whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s whistleblower provision covers employees of privately held companies, such as investment advisers—an issue that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Zuckerman Spaeder’s Executive Termination and Benefits Practice represents high-ranking employees and companies in disputes that can arise at the end of the employment relationship, including disputes over severance pay and benefits, change in control benefits, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, indemnification agreements, and trade secrets. The firm’s blog, Suits by Suits, analyzes the shifting legal landscape and shares legal and practical lessons for navigating the issues that are presented when executives and companies part ways.