Understanding Anti-Whistleblower Protocols for Companies
A current hot button nowadays is the new anti-whistleblower protocols which are part of the Dodd-Frank Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act efforts in general. The protocols have critical implications; therefore it is imperative that companies be extremely vigilant and must have a thorough understanding of the anti-whistleblower protocols.
The Knowledge Group recruited a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners who will help you understand some of the most significant issues with respect to compliance issues for anti-whistleblower protocols in a two-hour live webcast.
The panel will discuss the following subjects:
Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Overview of Whistleblower Provisions
Significant Cases and Key Issues
Penalties for Non-Compliance
Guidance and Best Practices
Latest regulatory updates
Steven S. Goldschmidt, Counsel,
Ropes & Gray
- History, Background and Set Up of the Program
Jonathan S. Sack, Partner ,
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
- Current Developments
- Subject of Investigations
- Rules of the road for investigating WB complaints. Main issues – all speakers to discuss
Stuart M. Gerson, Member of the Firm,
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
- Impact of qui tam litigation on internal investigations
- Handling of whistleblower, company compliance programs, and anti-retaliation issues
Who Should Attend:
– In house counsel (Public & Private)
– General Counsel and Corporate Counsel
– Compliance Officers
– Senior Management
– HR Executives
– Members of boards of directors and audit committees
– And other interested professionals
Steven S. Goldschmidt is counsel in the New York office of Ropes & Gray and a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement and Securities Enforcement practice groups. Steven concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense and enforcement actions involving federal and state regulators and administrative agencies. He has in recent years focused on whistleblower issues, including the dynamic regulatory environment and its impact on investigations, compliance practices and the related litigation environment.
Steven has extensive experience representing corporate and individual clients in matters involving health care fraud and abuse, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, anti-kickback violations, off-label marketing practices, antitrust abuse, and in response to Congressional investigations and federal and state regulatory inquiries. He has led numerous internal investigations for clients in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, entertainment, legal, retail products and other industries.
Steven S. Goldschmidt is counsel in the New York office of Ropes & Gray and a member of the firm’s …
Jonathan S. Sack has extensive experience litigating complex civil and criminal cases. He represents individuals and companies in federal and state criminal, civil and regulatory matters and conducts internal investigations. Jon served for nearly thirteen years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he handled significant prosecutions in the areas of securities and financial institution fraud, RICO violations, export control offenses, money laundering and drug trafficking. While Chief of the Criminal Division there, he oversaw investigations and prosecutions conducted by more than one hundred Criminal Division Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all areas of federal criminal law. Jon is a co-author of the “White Collar Crime” column in the New York Law Journal and is a regular contributor to The Insider Blog on Forbes.com. He has been recommended by the Legal 500 United States 2012 as a leading Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense.
Jonathan S. Sack has extensive experience litigating complex civil and criminal cases. He represents individuals and companies in federal and …
STUART M. GERSON is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Health Care & Life Sciences Practices in the firm’s Washington, DC and New York offices. He concentrates on the defense of complex civil and criminal fraud cases, antitrust and securities cases, and class action litigation generally. Mr. Gerson has successfully tried many complex cases before judges and juries, and also has led many internal corporate investigations.
Much of Mr. Gerson’s practice is centered on representing companies involved in the health care industry, including insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers and managed care providers.
Mr. Gerson was Acting Attorney General of the United States at the beginning of the Clinton Administration. And, as head of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Gerson served as the federal government’s chief litigator in all major matters.
STUART M. GERSON is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Health Care & Life Sciences Practices in …
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About Ropes & Gray
Ropes & Gray, a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and professionals, has a rich history of achieving success for the world’s leading businesses, educational institutions and technology innovators from offices in the world’s major centers of business, finance, technology and government – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, London, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The firm has consistently globally ranked practices in private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.
About Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
Since its founding in 1972, Morvillo Abramowitz has represented institutional and individual clients with complex white collar defense matters, securities enforcement and regulatory matters, and sophisticated civil litigation on a scale that is unique in the U.S. legal market. The firm has litigated a wide variety of high-profile and complex civil cases, drawing on its lawyers’ reputation and skills as trial attorneys to win the best results for clients regardless of whether the case ultimately goes to trial. The firm also has broad experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and provides litigation-avoidance advice and other confidential legal counseling, often in highly sensitive contexts. While the firm is well known for its high-profile representations, many of the firm’s greatest successes over the years have been for clients who never become known to the public. www.maglaw.com • @MAGIApc