Recent Whistleblower Issues

12 September, 2017 | (01 hr)

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Please join us for an interactive discussion featuring experts from the legal, corporate and government fields on issues critical to federal whistleblower programs for U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers.

Our panel of experts will provide essential, insider knowledge on the following topics:

The current perspective from the SEC in its thinking on whistleblower issuers

  • Recent legal developments in the federal whistleblower space
  • Trends at the SEC and CFTC; and
  • Analysis of recent whistleblower awards and litigation, including the Bio-Rad trial where a former general counsel prevailed against his former company on retaliation grounds and obtained a $15 million jury award.

This Governance Watch program is hosted by Cleary Gottlieb and The Conference Board Governance Center.


Matthew Solomon

Matthew Solomon
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Former Chief Litigation Counsel
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Matthew C. Solomon has significant experience in complex and high-stakes civil and criminal matters, having served for 15 years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission—including most recently as the SEC’s Chief Litigation Counsel.

Ma...Full Bio

Steven Durham

Steven Durham
Lubaton Sucharow LLP

With over 25 years of experience as a federal prosecutor and a senior in-house attorney, Steve Durham possesses a rare combination of knowledge and skills that makes him a powerful champion for SEC whistleblowers. A seasoned trial lawyer, Steve has tried over 55 cases to verdict and argued 15 cas...Full Bio

David Huntley

David Huntley
Senior EVP and Chief Compliance Officer

David S. Huntley, SEVP and Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for developing policies to safeguard the privacy of customer and employee information, and verifying compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of every country and jurisdiction in which AT&T ...Full Bio
Emily Pasquinelli

Emily Pasquinelli
Deputy Chief, Office of the Whistleblower
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Emily M. Pasquinelli is the Deputy Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower in the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  She joined the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower in December 2012 and was promoted to Deputy Chief in May 2017.  In her capac...Full Bio

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia (Moderator)
Leader, Corporate Governance Center
The Conference Board

Douglas (Doug) Chia is executive director of the Governance Center for The Conference Board. Chia previously served as assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Johnson & Johnson. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, he served as assistant general counsel, corporate for Tyco Inte...Full Bio

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