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"Whistleblowers: What Companies Should Be Doing Now"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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Over the past few years, in reaction to the SEC's whistleblower rules, companies developed a set of whistleblower policies & 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 former Chief of the SEC's 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 & procedures.

Join these experts:

  • Margaret Cassidy, Founder, Cassidy Law
  • Sean McKessy, Partner, Phillips & Cohen (& former Chief, SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, Division of Enforcement)
  • Joan Meyer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Among the topics of this program are:

  • Are companies revising their whistleblower policies & procedures? Their employee agreements & 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 whistleblower rules?


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