Following the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, whistleblower lawsuits are on the rise. The Securities and Exchange Commission now has an Office of the Whistleblower, including a special section for whistleblowing about Residential Mortgage Backed Securities, which has been giving out multi-million dollar awards to people who have exposed securities-related fraud. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has a whistleblower program, as does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Internal Revenue Service.
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Multi-Defendant White Collar Criminal Trials: Stories From The Front Lines
Experience in the courtroom is the cornerstone of DOAR’s Trial Presentation practice. For the past 20 years our Trial Consultants have supported counsel at trial with the presentation of evidence in some of the biggest, high profile and complex white collar criminal matters in the country. Our seasoned trial teams have seen it all from inside the well and routinely draw on their shared experiences to provide our clients with unparalleled professionalism and calm under...Read Full Article >
A version of this article was originally published in Executive Counsel Magazine’s June / July 2012 Edition. You can read the article on their website here.By Roy Futterman, Ph.D., Director, DOAR Litigation Consulting
When preparing for the defense of a labor and employment case that is headed toward trial, companies are often faced with a common problem: The defense is based on the testimony of a variety of employees, most of whom are disinterested in the trial and appalled at the...Read Full Article >
DOAR congratulates William Savitt and the entire trial team at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz on their excellent work and well-deserved win on behalf of their client, Vulcan Materials. DOAR supported the victory in another closely watched M&A-related trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery. The case, in which certain confidential materials intended for use during an initial friendly exchange were then misused when Marietta pursued a hostile takeover, was one that had not been seen before in Delaware or anywhere else in the United States. Martin Marietta and...Read Full Article >