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2nd Cir. revives JPMorgan whistleblower suit

2nd Cir. revives JPMorgan whistleblower suit

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently revived a whistleblower suit against JPMorgan Chase filed by former wealth management pro Jennifer Sharkey.  Sharkey has alleged JPMorgan fired her after she warned that an Israeli client was committing fraud.  The…
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OSHA, Sarbanes-Oxley, U.S. Department of Labor, workplace retaliation

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SOX and “reasonable beliefs”

Sarbanes-Oxley Act - SOX

In a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, future potential whistleblowers alleging retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) may have found an easier path to proceed with their claims.  The Eighth Circuit’s opinion in Beacom v….
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Dodd-Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, workplace retaliation

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SEC whistleblower awards trending up

SEC whistleblower awards

In May 2016 alone, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) paid approximately $10 million in whistleblower awards.  These frequent and ever-increasing awards should serve as a stern notice to in-house counsel and compliance personnel alike that SEC whistleblower awards may…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

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Internal whistleblowers protected under Dodd-Frank; 2nd Circuit holds


The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in, Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, held that the Dodd-Frank Act provides protection for internal whistleblowers.  According to the Second Circuit, Dodd-Frank does not require individuals who suspect wrongdoing to report their suspicions directly to the…
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Dodd-Frank Act

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