Attorneys, business executives, consultants, and human resources and financial industry professionals.
On May 25, 2011, the SEC issued rules to implement the whistleblower provisions enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. These provisions authorize the SEC to award substantial monetary bounties to individuals who provide original information to the SEC that leads to enforcement actions resulting in the collection of more than $1,000,000 in monetary sanctions. The Dodd-Frank Act also expanded the whistleblower protections available under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
The whistleblower rules are likely to impact not only all public companies and entities regulated by the SEC, but also all companies that do business with public companies and entities regulated by the SEC. In this one-hour TeleBriefing, our distinguished panel of experts will discuss the rules adopted by the SEC; what the rules mean for covered entities, whistleblowers, and their legal advisors; and some of the legal issues that are likely to be litigated.
Introduction & Overview
Kenneth B. Winer, Esq., Moderator
Foley & Lardner LLP / Washington, DC
Michael Delikat, Esq.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP / New York, NY
Thad M. Guyer, Esq.
T.M. Guyer and Ayers & Friends PC / Medford, OR
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Kenneth B. Winer, Moderator, is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's Securities Enforcement & Litigation, Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense and Transactional & Securities Practices. Mr. Winer represents clients in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), self-regulatory organizations, the Department of Justice and other government agencies, and in securities litigation and internal investigations. In addition, he advises clients regarding compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and conducts internal investigations.
Mike Delikat is a partner in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and serves as Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice and previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick's Litigation Division. Mr. Delikat represents a broad range of major corporations in all facets of labor and employment law. He currently has an active practice representing a number of major corporations in the defense of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other whistleblower claims and is the author of the first treatise published on this subject.
Thad M. Guyer is a partner with T.M. Guyer and Ayers & Friends PC, a private law firm with an exclusive focus on whistleblower cases. Mr. Guyer represents whistleblowers in the banking, cybersecurity, nuclear, petrochemical, aviation, and pharmaceuticals industries. He is the former General Counsel for the Government Accountability Project in Washington, D.C., and remains one of its primary contract litigators. He also practices employment law before the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies and international tribunals, including the administrative tribunals of the United Nations, International Labor Organization in Geneva, African Development Bank in Tunis, and World Bank in Washington, D.C.