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Whistleblowers Receive Whopper Payouts as SEC Proposes New Rules to Limit Future Awards

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced two large whistleblower payouts last week, bringing the total paid-out bounty for the program to more than $320 million since it was created as part of the 2011 Dodd-Frank Act. The $39 million … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

The intriguing and continuously unfolding Wal-Mart Mexican bribery story brings up an issue of great importance to executives these days: when it is time to find yourself a good criminal defense lawyer? After all, with Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and the Foreign … Continue reading

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Negotiating Executive Compensation in an ‘Occupy’ Era

To follow the news, it’s tempting to think that a good chunk of the country’s financial woes can be blamed on high executive compensation. The latest incarnation of that resentment is the Occupy movement, as well as the “say-on-pay” provisions … Continue reading

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“Say on Pay” Hasn’t Hurt Exec Compensation–Yet

There’s clearly some nervousness among executives these days, given that shareholders now have a “say on pay.” But by most accounts, they don’t need to be all that nervous. “Say on pay” is a provision of Dodd-Frank that allows shareholders to cast an advisory … Continue reading

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Blowing the Whistle Still a Risky Proposition

Whistleblowing remains perilous territory for executives, even with the protections offered by 2002’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the financial incentives offered by 2010’s Dodd-Frank Act. Yet there is a powerful argument to be made that executives with information about possible shareholder … Continue reading

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