On February 24, 2017 at 10:30 am, Proskauer Partner Connie Bertram will speak on “Whistleblower Provisions of Sarbanes Oxley” at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.  Bertram is the head of Proskauer’s DC Labor & Employment practice, and co-head of the Whistleblowing & Retaliation, and Government Contractor Compliance Groups.  She will join co-panelists David Marshall, Partner, Katz Marshall & Banks, LLP and Harry (Hal) Wellford, Jr., Partner, Littler Mendelson P.C.

The panel will discuss legal reactions to heightened scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Labor, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of confidentiality agreements that limit employee communications with government agencies. The panel will also address recent developments in the Sarbanes Oxley Act’s anti-retaliation provision, including clarification of the “causation” standard for retaliation claims, and whether the Dodd-Frank Act protects internal reporting of perceived securities violations.

A copy of the Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting Report can be found online here.