Corporate Whistleblowing in 2019

Speaking Engagement | July.16.2019 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)

PLI New York Center (Webcast available)

Orrick’s Mike Delikat and Renee Phillips will speak at the Practising Law Institute’s Corporate Whistleblowing in 2019 Program.

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 the current and future direction of the federal whistleblower bounty and protection programs, what to expect in regulatory enforcement developments in the coming year, and best practices in responding to whistleblower reports. The program will also review the key ethical considerations for attorneys involved in internal investigations of whistleblower complaints, whether as counsel conducting the investigation for either the company or its board, counsel representing the whistleblower who precipitates an investigation, or counsel representing an individual accused of misconduct.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn about current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor’s whistleblower programs
  • Hear about the trends and issues the private plaintiffs’ whistleblower bar are seeing

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Equal Pay

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 for the fourth consecutive year 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. In recognition of Mike's practice, Chambers USA and Chambers Global awarded him a Band 1 ranking, noting he is "sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations," and "a very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly."

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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Practice:

  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

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.