Legal Alert - The SEC Expands Enforcement Program Based Upon Standard Corporate Separation Agreements


by William R. Hayden

We have alerted you on two prior occasions regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) imposing substantial fines and other penalties based solely on “boilerplate” language commonly found in corporate severance agreements, settlement agreements and similar form documents that the SEC interprets as deterring whistleblower activity. August 2016; January 2017.

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