Monthly Archives: February 2017

Federal Jury in California Awards Over $8 Million to General Counsel Whistleblower

Whistleblowers may take heed of a February 2017 jury award to a General Counsel, who had been in his position for 25 years, of $3 million in back wages (which is doubled under the Dodd-Frank Act) and $5 million in punitive damages, for a total of nearly $11 million.  The case pitted Sanford Wadler against Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.,… Read more »

UK FCA and PRA Amend Enforcement Procedures

In February 2017, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) and the Prudential Regulation Authority issued a joint policy statement (the “Statement”) regarding enforcement, following up on their April 2016 consultation paper.  The Statement announces changes to the Decision Procedure and Penalties Manual (the “DEPP”) and the Enforcement Guide (the “EG”).  While there are a… Read more »