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Entries in Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 (21)

Monday
Mar202017

U.S. News: Compliance Officer is hot job for MBAs

U.S. News and World Report said Monday that aspiring MBA students should consider a career as a compliance officer.

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Monday
Feb062017

Congress votes to kill extractive industries disclosure rule

The U.S. Senate voted Friday to repeal an SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year all of their payments to foreign governments for concessionary rights, permits, taxes, and other things.

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Friday
Aug192016

SEC fines Health Net Inc. for severance agreements that stifled whistleblowers

Health Net Inc. paid a $340,000 penalty Tuesday to the SEC for illegally using severance agreements that required outgoing employees to waive their ability to obtain monetary awards from the SEC’s whistleblower program.

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Monday
Apr252016

SEC imposes duties, certification requirement on Chief Compliance Officers for swap dealers

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a final rule this month requiring swap dealers to appoint chief compliance officers to run the compliance program and report to the board or the CEO.

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Monday
Mar212016

CFTC: Give our new whistleblower website a try

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) launched a new whistleblower website at www.whistleblower.gov. The new site has information about the agency's whistleblower program for potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Former Olympus USA compliance chief collects $51 million for blowing the whistle on global bribes

First-hand details of the global pay to play kickback scheme at Olympus were brought to the government's attention by the company's former corporate compliance officer.

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Friday
Jan222016

SEC awards whistleblower $700,000, denies money to three others

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released an Order Determining Whistleblower Award Claim for more than $700,000 to one person, but denying an award to three other claimants for the same matter.

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Thursday
Dec032015

Gordon Schnell: Yes, we need whistleblower rewards

Congress could not have been any clearer in its statutory design. Nor the SEC any more outspoken in its revitalized approach to government enforcement. Whistleblower rewards work. Even more, they are an indispensable component of the modern regulatory scheme.

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Wednesday
Nov182015

SEC: More FCPA whistleblower tips in FY2015, but fewer tips overall from abroad

Eric Young of McEldrew YoungThe SEC received 16 percent more tips from whistleblowers concerning suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in fiscal year 2015 than it did the previous year, according to the annual report released by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower. 

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Wednesday
Apr012015

KBR fined $130,000 for trying to gag whistleblowers

Image courtesy of KBRThe Securities and Exchange Commission announced its first enforcement action Wednesday against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements that could illegally stifle whistleblowing.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

OECD foreign bribery report demolishes compliance myths

The Bribery Act 2010 and Department of Justice guidance require businesses to have anti-bribery controls which reflect the risk they face in conducting business.

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Wednesday
Sep242014

Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Two)

I could not help thinking about the astonishing positive changes that have occurred as I watched the SCCE’s September 16 general session on the new laws protecting whistleblowers enforced by the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower.

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