Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: View the Webinar Recording
Mintz is hosting a webinar titled "Trends in Whistleblower Activity in the Time of COVID-19". The event will be moderated by Adam Sisitsky, with Mintz members Jack Sylvia, Megan Gates and Drew Matzkin participating as panelists.
The SEC’s Enforcement Division has reported a record number of whistleblower tips since mid-March, resulting in hundreds of new investigations being opened by the government. This reported upswing coincides with a dramatic increase in the number and value of reported whistleblower awards by the SEC. Now, more than ever, it is important that companies ensure compliance with federal regulations to mitigate the risk and high costs that oftentimes come with government enforcement actions. The webinar will discuss practical considerations and best practices for companies navigating internal whistleblower complaints, policy implementation considerations, and how to respond to and manage investigations initiated by regulators.
Adam L. Sisitsky is a Co-chair of Mintz's Securities Litigation Practice and an experienced trial attorney with a broad range of complex commercial litigation capabilities. He counsels corporations with significant fiduciary responsibilities, including officers, directors, and accountants.
Megan N. Gates is a Mintz corporate and securities attorney who guides public companies through capital-raising transactions, SEC reporting obligations, and mergers and acquisitions. She advises clients on corporate governance and SEC compliance matters in the life sciences and other industries.
John F. Sylvia is Co-chair of the Securities Litigation Practice at Mintz. Jack's practice encompasses all facets of securities and financial fraud litigation. His clients include public and private corporations, officers, directors, accountants, mutual funds, and portfolio managers.
H. Andrew Matzkin is an employment litigator at Mintz, and he provides counsel on labor and employment issues. Drew represents clients in life sciences, technology, industrial, and professional services before federal and state courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies.