"Whistleblowers: What Companies Are Doing Now"

Thursday, September 17, 2015

2:00 - 3:00 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

Over the past few years, in reaction to the SEC's new whistleblower rules, companies developed a set of whistleblower policies and procedures. Now, the rules of the game are evolving - partially in reaction to developments at the SEC & other regulatory developments - and many companies are rethinking what they are doing. This panel - which includes the Chief of the SEC's new Office of the Whistleblower - will explore the latest developments in what companies are doing - and the issues that companies should consider when adopting changes to their policies and procedures.

Join these experts:

  • Jennifer Chunias, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Shanda Hastings, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Sean McKessy, Chief, SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, Division of Enforcement
  • Deborah Meshulam, Partner, DLA Piper LLP

Among the topics of this program are:

  • Are companies revising their whistleblower policies and procedures? Their employee agreements and code of ethics? If so, how?
  • How to read "early warning signs" of whistleblower activity?
  • How are companies incentivizing employees to report internally?
  • How does the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower work?
  • How are boards overseeing the implementation of the new whistleblower rules?

 

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