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The 2018 Whistleblower and Reporting Policy Review

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: October 05, 2018
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Overview of SEC's Whistleblower Program
  • Internal Reporting Mechanism
  • #MeToo and the Investigative Process
  • The Rest of the Story: Cost of Whistleblowing
  • SEC's Proposed Changes to Whistleblower Program
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 5, 2018


Recent Supreme Court rulings on whistleblowing protections and benefits have created an increased need for organizations to educate their employees and managers about the internal mechanisms available for resolving complaints.

In this session, the panel of experts will discuss the benefits and importance of complying with the law and policy, the types of suspected misconduct that should be reported and the internal reporting mechanism and the policy against retaliation.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 5th, 2018.

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Michelle I. Anderson

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Michelle Anderson represents employers in all aspects of employment law in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Her practice focuses on representing employers against claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, violations of leave and disability laws, and wage and hour related issues.

Michelle also litigates and advises employers on issues arising out of employee defection, including the prosecution and defense of claims involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of trade secret laws.

Michelle provides guidance in the areas of employee handbooks, wage and hour compliance, policy and procedure development, and management training. Her entire legal career has focused on labor and employment law.

Michelle has participated in more than two dozen employment practices reviews; including large multi-state employee handbook and policy reviews that cover all 50 states. She has provided policy advice and evaluation to employers as small as five and to those with thousands of employees.

Her experience covers a variety of industries, including, but not limited to, staffing, healthcare, dentistry, production, manufacturing, restaurant, and hospitality. Michelle has also conducted wage and hour audits to determine proper employee classifications and payment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Prior to practicing law, Michelle had a successful career in workforce development where she operated employment and training programs for a private non-profit corporation under contracts from the Department of Labor (DOL), the Washington State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development (CTED), and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

Michelle's background in executive management and workforce development has yielded practical knowledge and experience in addressing numerous workplace issues. Michelle has wide exposure to the challenges facing today's businesses and supervisors; ranging from compliance with state and federal employment requirements to hiring, training, evaluating, and retaining employees in an ever changing labor market.

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Stefanie Coe

Secretary, General Counsel & Director of Corporate Health & Safety
MPW Industrial Services

Stefanie Lynn Coe joined MPW in October, 2006 in the role of Associate General Counsel. Stefanie worked with Jimmy Peck to form MPW’s Legal Department and develop relationships with internal customers including Human Resources, Purchasing, Training, Health & Safety as well as each of the business units. One of the focuses of the Legal Department is to work with our customers to develop and implement contractual relationships that were mutually beneficial. Stefanie was promoted to General Counsel in March, 2009. Since November, 2010 she has also been the Corporate Director of Health & Safety.

Prior to joining MPW, Stefanie was an Assistant City Attorney in Columbus, Ohio. Stefanie graduated in 2001 from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with minors in Political Science and Women’s Studies.

She received her Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law in 2004.

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Jennifer Subryan

AVP Attorney

Jennifer Subryan is an AVP Attorney at USAA. Experienced regulatory and compliance attorney in the financial services industry. Proven success as a leader in both legal and compliance roles. Ability to thrive and succeed in global, matrixed organizations. Able to manage complex projects and work with global cross-functional teams.

Areas of expertise include Banking regulations (commercial and consumer), Volcker Rule Compliance, Financial Crimes Compliance (BSA/AML), OFAC and other sanctions, Customer Due Diligence, Corporate Governance, Records and Information Management, Investigations, Litigation Management the Chief Counsel at USAA.

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Jennifer Awrey

Senior Counsel

Jennifer Awrey is Senior Counsel, Employment Law for Amgen Inc. In her position, she is the lead employment law attorney for corporate and administrative functions, and she advises on all aspects of employment law including compensation, discrimination and harassment, and equal pay.

Jennifer graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington, and she earned a J.D. and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Cornell University.

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