Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

White Collar, Congressional, SEC, Energy Enforcement & Other Government Inquiries

Government, Regulatory & Criminal Investigations Group

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dodd-Frank, Whistleblowers

CFTC Whistleblower Program Goes Into Effect

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Whistleblower Incentives and Protection program went quietly into effect on October 24th.  The CFTC rules (available here) have not drawn as much attention as the strikingly similar SEC whistleblower program.  The comparative scarcity of public commentary, however, does not fairly reflect the potential impact of the CFTC’s program … Continue Reading
Gift Rules, Lobbying

A Question of Ethics: Rules May Tighten on Invites From Lobbyists

The Office of Government Ethics recently proposed significant changes to the rules prohibiting gifts to executive branch employees.  If the changes become law, the biggest impact could be felt by organizations that employ lobbyists.  For such organizations, the changes would eliminate the often-utilized “widely attended gathering” exception to the gift ban.  The latest Question of … Continue Reading