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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

Bitkower and Bartholomew: Supreme Court to consider dueling definitions of ‘whistleblower’

The whistleblower provisions of Dodd-Frank have been beset with interpretive difficulties, in part because of uncertainty regarding Dodd-Frank’s relationship to the whistleblower protections of the earlier Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

These difficulties have raised questions about which categories of whistleblowers are entitled to protection and what protections they are entitled to receive. … Continue Reading

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.

The recommendation was one of five career paths that “offer robust job growth, generous salaries and low unemployment rates, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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.

The SEC charged Houston-based KBR Inc.… Continue Reading