PLI's Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017

Practising Law Institute

Seminar | June.28.2017 | 1:30pm - 5:15pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

PLI New York Center (Webcast available)

Employment partners Mike Delikat and Renee Phillips will be participating in PLI’s Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017. Mike will be acting as chair of the program as well as speaking on the panel titled “Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives,” and Renee will be speaking as part of the panel titled “Legal Developments in the Whistleblower Space.” This program will offer expert insights into recent whistleblower developments that have shaped the current risk landscape in this rapidly evolving area. Leading whistleblower law experts, including current and former regulators, will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal developments, including what direction the federal whistleblower protection programs will likely take under the new administration, what to expect in case law and regulatory enforcement developments in the coming year, best practices in responding to whistleblower reports, and key ethical considerations in conducting internal investigations of issues raised by whistleblowers. Those is attendance will learn the current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and DOL’s whistleblower programs; trends and issues the private plaintiff’s whistleblower bar are seeing; best ethical practices for conducting internal investigations of whistleblower reports.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Mike Delikat Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

New York

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, serves as Chair of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Practice, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.

He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.

Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360.

He represents a broad range of major corporations in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. Mike has extensive experience with litigation arising from trade secret misappropriation and the enforcement of post-employment restrictions, EEOC systemic investigations and litigations, wage-and-hour collective actions and other class actions based on gender and race, with particular expertise representing companies in the financial services industry.

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Renee Phillips Partner Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations, Employment Law & Litigation

New York

Renee Phillips, partner in the New York office and Co-Head of Orrick’s Whistleblower Task Force, focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblower issues and internal investigations.

Renee has successfully defended employers in federal and state court litigations as well as administrative proceedings and arbitrations involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblowing, trade secret misappropriation and other employment-related claims. She regularly counsels employers on a variety of employment-related issues and assists clients in creating and implementing human resources policies, whistleblower policies, negotiating and drafting executive contracts, restrictive covenants and other employment agreements, and conducting internal investigations.

Renee is the co-author of the PLI treatise, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era. She regularly writes and speaks on whistleblower and other employment topics.