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This issue covers the concept of self-disclosure, as updated by the new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, and discusses the increase of whistleblower activity in the last few years, particularly in the context of securities fraud spurred by the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, overseen by the SEC. The important questions companies have to grapple with are how to handle a whistleblower allegation and whether to self-report a violation to the US government. These questions are important, especially in light of self-disclosure incentives provided in the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy and the government protections and awards to whistleblowers.

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