Whistleblower attorney Dallas Hammer will speak at a Rossdale seminar titled Mastering Government Investigations & Corporate Compliance CLE on March 8, 2017. To register, click here. Mr. Hammer represents whistleblowers in whistleblower retaliation and whistleblower rewards claims, including Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower actions. Mr. Hammer has written extensively about protections for cybersecurity whistleblowers, including the following publications:
- The Rise of Cybersecurity Whistleblowing, NYU Law Compliance & Enforcement Blog (December 2016)
- Cybersecurity Whistleblowing: What Employees at Public Companies Should Know Before Reporting Information Security Concerns, ISSA Journal (June 2016)
Recently, Corporate Crime Reporter interviewed Mr. Hammer about cybersecurity whistleblowing. A summary of the interview is available online at Dallas Hammer on the Rise of Cybersecurity Whistleblowing.
The March 8, 2017 Rossdale seminar will cover the following topics:
As regulators in the U.S. and around the world update and amend rules governing government investigations, corporate compliance and oversight, the current economic conditions have intensified the challenges facing in-house, corporate, and litigation attorneys alike. A recent series of white collar prosecutions and internal investigations has underscored the import of this changing and challenging practice. Promoting and maintaining a corporate culture have never been as paramount and complex as now for the survival and success of the modern corporate entity. Our three distinguished speakers bring an extensive background from several of the nation’s leading law firms and government agencies. These nationally recognized experts will give you the tools needed to advance and develop an effective compliance program, handle government investigations, as well as ensure that your company or client’s compliance program satisfies the rigorous new standards. You will learn about the effects of recent amendments on compliance programs, newly issued expectations for reporting and documenting compliance initiatives, the latest trends and design of internal investigations, developments in internal reporting, and other cutting-edge considerations. Registration includes access to written course & reference materials.
1. Establishing and Managing Internal Investigations and Compliance:
a. Impact of Heightened Regulatory Environment
b. Conducting Effective In-house Investigations
c. Understanding Federal Initiatives for Internal Reporting
d. Handling Disclosures & Reporting of Investigation Results
2. Mastering Whistleblower Developments:
a. Defining Scope of Retaliation Claims
b. Understanding the Latest Developments of Whistleblowing
c. Use of Documents & Discovery in Retaliation Claims
d. SEC’s Increased Focus on Terms in Settlement Agreements
3. Handling the Government Investigation:
a. Sources for SEC to Initiate an Investigation
b. Best Practices involving Oaths, Subpoena Power, Wells Submissions, etc.
c. Parallel Investigation Issues
d. Strategies for Enforcement Proceedings, Injunctions, & Criminal Referrals
4. Interactive Question & Answer Session with the Experts
Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Dallas Hammer practices at Zuckerman Law and chairs the firm’s Whistleblower Rewards Practice Group. Mr. Hammer has represented whistleblowers before the SEC, CFTC, IRS and DOJ. He also has extensive experience representing employees in whistleblower, discrimination, and other employment-related litigation, including representing whistleblowers in claims under anti-retaliation provisions of the False Claims Act; representing federal employees at the Office of Special Counsel and Merit Systems Protection Board; and negotiating severance, separation, and employment agreements. Mr. Hammer has been quoted in aticles on whistle-blower awards. He previously litigated discrimination and whistleblower retaliation claims on behalf of private and public employees. Several cases that Mr. Hammer worked on have set important precedent for workers, including a decision enjoining a federal agency from terminating a physician while her discrimination claim was pending, and a decision from the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board clarifying the burden of proof in nuclear whistleblower retaliation actions.
2. James Moylan is a leading authority on securities and commodity futures litigation practice. He also counsels business owners on: types of business entities, formation of business entities, governing documents and governance, reporting, compliance and best practices. He began his career in 1972 as a Trial Attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1975, Mr. Moylan joined the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc., as Assistant General Counsel. In 1977, he began private practice. Over the last 37 years, Mr. Moylan has become one of the go-to practitioners in complex litigation and matters affecting business owners. He has authored over a dozen law review articles and is a highly sought-after lecturer nationally. Mr. Moylan serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law.
3. Renee Phillips is a member of Orrick’s employment law group, where her practice includes a full range of employment litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblower issues and internal investigations. Ms. Phillips is also the co-author of the leading treatise published on the subject of Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblower law, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era. Ms. Phillips has successfully defended employers in federal and state court litigations as well as administrative proceedings and arbitrations involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblowing, trade secret misappropriation and other employment-related claims. She regularly counsels employers on a variety of employment-related issues and assists clients in creating and implementing human resources policies, whistleblower policies, negotiating and drafting executive contracts and other employment agreements, and conducting internal investigations. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former federal law clerk in the Southern District of New York.