Whistleblower Protections

Blow the Whistle Without Fear: Supreme Court Empowers Employees in Murray v. UBS

Reporting on your employer’s questionable conduct has become easier than ever with the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC. The case resolved a circuit split surrounding the proper interpretation of “retaliatory intent” for claims involving alleged violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s whistleblower protection provision. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that a plaintiff does not need to prove retaliatory intent to prevail on such a claim. Although proof of intent is still required, the decision substantially lowers the burden for wronged employees while assuring that companies are not on the hook for nonretaliatory punishment.

Healthcare Bribery Whistleblower Receives the Highest SEC Award in 2022

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that they have awarded upwards of $37 million to one whistleblower in 2022. This individual gave important information to the SEC that led to a successful enforcement action against a large European healthcare company. This award took the cake for being the highest payout to a whistleblower in 2022. What does a whistleblower program look like from the regulator’s point of view and why is it important?

A Blizzard of Controversy: Activision-Blizzard Settles with the SEC Amid Controversy

A Blizzard of Controversy: Activision-Blizzard Settles with the SEC Amid Controversy Jacob Taylor Associate Blogger Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2024   Activision-Blizzard became one of the largest gaming companies in the world after the merger between the two companies in 2008. The company is known for its games, and more recently for …
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