On Friday, March 3, 2017, Proskauer Partner Steve Pearlman will present on key aspects of modern whistleblower retaliation law, SEC enforcement actions involving “pre-taliation,” and the SEC Office of the Whistleblower bounty program. Pearlman is the co-head of the Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group.  He will join co-panelist Sean X. McKessy, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP, the first-ever Chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower.

The program will explain common claims and defenses and related issues under the whistleblower protection provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and similar whistleblower laws. This includes issues of (i) coverage, (ii) protected activity, (iii) causation, and (iv) damages.  Additionally, the program will cover the SEC’s involvement in whistleblower retaliation litigation in an amicus capacity and the SEC’s enforcement of Dodd-Frank’s prohibition on “pre-taliation.”  Finally, the program will address the functioning of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, including its approach to whistleblower tips and trends in issuing bounty awards.

To register for the program, click here.