New York Regulatory Roundtable: Whistleblowing in the US and the UK: Key Steps to Protecting Your Business

October 30, 2014

Whistleblowing is big business in the US, with whistleblowers sometimes being awarded millions of dollars. The False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and the FCPA all have provisions addressing whistleblowing, with serious sanctions if not adhered to. In the UK, whistleblowers enjoy extensive employment protections and compensation for a successful claim is uncapped. However as some UK employment rights have diminished, resourceful employees are turning to whistle-blowing as an alternative means of claiming severance when things go sour at work and many smaller companies are finding themselves facing legal suits.

This round table is a must for US in-house lawyers, senior HR professionals and other executives tasked with handling whistleblower complaints arising in their company's US and UK operations. Topics include:

  • What is the legal framework protecting whistleblowers in the US and the UK?
  • Who counts as a whistleblower and how much can a whistleblower recover?
  • What practical steps should businesses take to pre-empt claims?
  • What should businesses do when an employee blows the whistle?
  • Will European Data Protection rules impede any investigation?

Meet the Speakers

Marcus A. Asner
Arnold & Porter
Dipanwita Deb Amar
Arnold & Porter
Henry Clinton-Davis
Arnold & Porter
Michael D. Schissel
Arnold & Porter
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