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Monthly Archives: September 2016

3rd Company Punished In Under Two Months for Imposing Terms in Severance Agreements Chilling Employees from Reporting to the SEC

Yesterday, the SEC imposed sanctions on Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB”) for inserting terms into its severance agreements that inhibited or prevented departing employees from reporting securities law violations to the SEC.  The SEC’s Order follows on the heels of two other recent cases in which the SEC punished companies for requiring departing employees to waive [...]

September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Enforcement Director Praises SEC Whistleblower Program, Urges Whistleblowers to Report to the SEC as Soon as they Learn of Misconduct

The SEC’s Director of Enforcement, Andrew Ceresney, recently gave a speech directed to SEC whistleblowers and SEC whistleblower attorneys.  During his speech, the Director praised the successful early years of the SEC whistleblower program and provided some guidance to potential SEC whistleblowers and SEC whistleblower attorneys. Praise for the SEC Whistleblower Award Program Mr. Ceresney [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|