On January 22, the ABA will host a panel discussion with the directors of three federal whistleblower programs: the SEC, CFTC and IRS. The program will provide an overview of the whistleblower programs and address hypothetical ethical situations often faced by whistleblowers and their attorneys.
The panelists will discuss the monetary awards available to eligible whistleblowers (10-30 percent of amounts collected), including eligibility, procedures and an overview of the factors that increase or decrease a whistleblower award. They will also address confidentiality of disclosures and the anti-retaliation protections available to whistleblowers who share information with or assist the government with investigations.
The discussion will also cover the steps that companies can take to implement robust internal compliance programs and effectively manage internal whistleblowers. The program will provide time for attendees to ask the panelists questions about their respective programs. Ethics credit has been requested.
To attend the program (in person or via webinar), you can register here.
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CFTC/IRS/SEC Whistleblower Programs: How They Work and How You Participate
Christopher Ehrman, Director, Whistleblower Office, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington, DC
Sean McKessy, Director, Whistleblower Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC
Stephen Whitlock, Director, Whistleblower Office, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Moderator: Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean and Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Format: Live In-Person, Webinar
American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036