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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

SEC awards two whistleblowers $54 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $39 million to one whistleblower Thursday and $15 million to another in the same case for information that helped the agency “bring an important enforcement action.” 

The $39 million award is the second-biggest payout under the SEC whistleblower program.… Continue Reading

UK appeals court restores attorney-client privilege in internal investigations

The UK Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned a lower court’s ruling and restored the attorney-client privilege to protect internal investigations from discovery by the Serious Fraud Office.

In a case involving London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the appellate court said those who retain counsel “to investigate the circumstances of an alleged offense” shouldn’t be “denied the benefit of litigation privilege.”

The ruling reversed a High Court decision in May 2017 that interview notes created during an internal investigation weren’t protected by the legal professional privilege.… Continue Reading