The Leader in Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Defense
Orrick is a leading firm advising companies on a broad array of whistleblower issues in the post Sarbanes-Oxley era. We have played an integral role in the development of whistleblower law and have authored the leading treatise on Whistleblower defense, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era.
Defending against whistleblower claims requires highly experienced, sophisticated and strategic counsel. Orrick lawyers have a proven and extensive track record of representing leading companies around the globe when faced with claims by whistleblowers. We have successfully defended dozens of whistleblower actions, including in some of the top precedent-setting cases addressing what constitutes “protected activity” under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Orrick lawyers regularly advise employers on developing effective complaint and internal reporting procedures and training, as well as investigating internal claims of wrongdoing and retaliation. We can quickly assemble a team to work with audit committees in the course of investigations of any complaint asserted by a whistleblower.
We take a cross-practice approach to craft the best strategy and defense possible, drawing on expertise from our whistleblower lawyers in employment law, SEC regulatory, securities litigation, corporate governance and ethics, as well as white collar and investigations groups.
In addition to our experience and strategic and legal capabilities, we deliver enhanced value and quality in the way we price and staff work, manage projects, deploy technology and partner with our clients. We work with our clients to develop a tailored and business-focused approach to meet client objectives and provide practical solutions that are sensitive to both the needs of the business and applicable laws.