Whistleblowing in the Corporate World Series, Part I: The Advent of the SEC Whistleblower Program Webinar
August 14, 2012, Thomson Reuters
Labaton Sucharow Partner Jordan A. Thomas presented in a six-part series hosted by West LegalEdcenter, part of Thomson Reuters.
A quiet revolution in securities enforcement is underway-with its anonymous reporting, employment protections and monetary awards-the SEC Whistleblower Program and the other whistleblower provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have inspired whistleblowers from all walks of life to break their silence and report a wide variety of significant violations and will have a profound impact on the global marketplace.In this presentation, Jordan A. Thomas, a former Assistant Director and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Enforcement Division that played a leadership role in the development of the SEC Whistleblower Program, used his unique institutional knowledge and experience to educate the public regarding this important investor protection program and the implications for corporate America.
- Origin of the whistleblower provisions in Dodd-Frank
- Overview of the SEC Whistleblower Program
- The risks and rewards of reporting possible violations internally
- International reach of the program
- Advice for whistleblowers with potential civil and criminal liability
- Interesting facts and figures associated with the program
- Recommendations for responsible organizations and potential whistleblowers