04 January, 2013 | (01 hr)

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Join a panel of legal experts as they discuss the SEC’s new whistleblower “bounty” program, its impact on securities law enforcement, and steps companies should take to address whistleblower issues in an environment that has been impacted by this new program. In August 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the issuance of its first payment to a whistleblower under its new “bounty” program enacted pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The program is designed to increase the incentive for individuals to report fraud to the SEC.

This webcast addresses this new program, its impact on the SEC’s enforcement of securities laws, and how companies should refine their internal compliance programs and appropriately react to and deal with whistleblower complaints.

Audience: chief legal officers, legal counsels, directors of HR, chief ethics and compliance officers, chief sustainability officers, directors of corporate governance, heads of corporate governance, directors of audit committees, chief executive officers, chief operating officers


Kenneth Breen

Kenneth Breen
Partner, Litigation Department
Paul Hastings

Ken Breen is a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings and co-coordinator of the firm's Securities Regulatory Enforcement and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.  Mr. Breen represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes regulatory enforcement and white collar crimin...Full Bio

Sean McKessy

Sean McKessy
Head of Whistleblower Office
The Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Sean McKessy will oversee the new Whistleblower Office in the Division of Enforcement. The Office will consolidate existing resources to administer the whistleblower provisions called for by The Do...Full Bio

Chris Skroupa

Chris Skroupa (Moderator)
Executive Director, Member Engagement, Corporate Leadership
The Conference Board

Chris Skroupa has extensive background in developing conferences for institutional investors.  Prior to his most recent role as Director of Marketing for Kaplan Fox LLP, he was the Deputy Managing Director of Information Management Network (IMN), an independent conference developer.  Du...Full Bio

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