Corporate Whistleblowing in the Coronavirus Era 2020

Practising Law Institute (PLI)

Webinar | July.13.2020 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Mike Delikat and Renee Phillips for Practising Law Institute (PLI)'s Corporate Whistleblowing in 2020 on July 13.

Mike and Renee will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal whistleblower developments, including the current and future direction of federal whistleblower programs in light of COVID-19, what to expect in regulatory enforcement in the coming year, the next wave of private whistleblower claims, and best practices for stakeholders on all sides in this rapidly evolving area.


CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Arbeitsrecht & arbeitsrechtlicher Streitvergleich
  • Whistleblower und Ermittlungen im Unternehmen
  • Interne Revision
  • Rechtsstreitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit Geschäftsgeheimnissen
  • Arbeitslohn und Arbeitsstunden
  • Cybersecurity & Datenschutz
  • Komplexe Streitfälle & Streitbeilegung
  • Pay Equity

Mike Delikat Partner

New York Office

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, was the previous Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice for over twenty years.

He is also the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division. The practice group under Mike’s leadership was chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360.

Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is "a giant of the employment bar, widely regarded as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims,” “sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations,” and "one of the best lawyers on the East Coast for financial institutions."

Mike has an active trial, arbitration, and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. He is regularly retained by boards of directors and audit committees to conduct high exposure internal investigations of corporate wrongdoing.



  • Finance Sector
  • Whistleblower und Ermittlungen im Unternehmen
  • Arbeitsrecht & arbeitsrechtlicher Streitvergleich
  • Diskriminierungsrecht

Renee Phillips Partner

New York Office

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.