Regulatory Compliance Association Reviews

Whistleblowing Under the Trump Administration

CFTC

Date: May 24, 2018
General Session: 12 Noon to 1:30 PM EST
Location: Webcast (Free)

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Description

To what degree has the Trump administration continued the prior administration’s whistleblowing policies and priorities? And how has it changed them? Apart from the administration, how have judicial developments altered the whistleblowing landscape? In this PracticeEdge Session, we will examine the following subjects: (1) whistleblower bounties since Trump’s inauguration; (2) agency enforcement actions (or the lack thereof) regarding confidentiality and waiver provisions; (3) the Supreme Court’s Digital Realty decision and what it means for Dodd-Frank retaliation claims (as well as other recent case developments); (4) developments at the Department of Labor and how they may impact whistleblowing claims and (5) potential legislation that could impact whistleblowing.

Participants will be able to do the following the conclusion of this session:

  • Recognize Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty provisions and review recent awards/related developments.
  • Identify SEC Regulation 21F-17 and related enforcement activity (or lack thereof).
  • Review newly announced (2017) CFTC whistleblower regulations.
  • Discuss the Supreme Court’s Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somer decision – and address what it means for employers and its potential impact on the filing of complaints with the SEC.
  • Evaluate the Trump Department of Labor and how it has/will approach whistleblower claims.
  • Recognize potential legislation aimed at revising Dodd-Frank and its impact on whistleblowing.

Session Chairman:

Walter Zebrowski, JD, CPA, Principal, Hedgemony Partners
Chairman, Regulatory Compliance Association

Senior Fellow from Practice:

Lloyd Chinn, JD, Partner, Proskauer

Guest Lecturer:

Simon Rayker, JD, GC, Kepos Capital

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