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20 August, 2015 | (01 hr)

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Please join Cleary Gottlieb and The Conference Board’s Governance Center for a discussion of Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions, and in particular Securities Exchange Commission Rule 21F-17, in light of the SEC’s enforcement action against KBR, Inc. The action against the Houston-based technology firm followed a series of statements by the SEC expressing concern about provisions in confidentiality, severance and similar agreements that might discourage individuals from reporting to the SEC potential securities law violations.

The panel will discuss best practices that companies and boards should consider to mitigate the risk of running afoul of the provisions designed to protect whistleblowers, ethical considerations arising from the SEC’s Whistleblower Program and recent developments about the Program, including an update on bounty payments and potential new areas of investigative interest.

Who Should Attend:  Senior business and investor executives from the legal, audit, risk, and governance functions.

Only New York CLE credit will be available for live webcast participation.  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York for the period December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2016. This course will only grant non-transactional credit.


Caroline Hayday

Caroline Hayday
Cleary Gottlieb

Caroline F. Hayday is counsel based in the New York office. Ms. Hayday’s practice focuses on compensation and benefits matters, including executive compensation, employment law and related matters, and the benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, particularly relating to private equity...Full Bio

Victor Hou

Victor Hou
Cleary Gottlieb

Victor L. Hou is a partner based in the New York office. Mr. Hou's practice focuses on litigation, including government enforcement work, whitecollar criminal defense, securities litigation, corporate governance, and general commercial litigation.

He has represented numerous financial ins...Full Bio

Judy McLevey

Judy McLevey (Moderator)
Assistant Director, Governance Center
The Conference Board

Judy joined The Conference Board as Assistant Director, Governance Center in July 2015. She is responsible for helping to shape and lead the operations and strategic direction of the Governance Center. She works closely with C-suite executives, directors, investors, and advisors to facilitate dis...Full Bio

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