Understanding Corporate Whistleblower Protections and Challenges

understanding corporate whistleblower protections
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2 Credits


In the wake of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and several other major financial scandals, the U.S. Congress enacted the Public Company Accounting Report and Investor Protection Act of 2002 (SOX). SOX created unprecedented legal protections for corporate whistleblowers to deal with the “corporate code of silence” by encouraging individuals to report questionable accounting and auditing matters.

This course recounts significant events involving the landmark case of Menendez v. Halliburton in order to raise awareness regarding the protections and potential outcomes of decisions individuals may make regarding the reporting of questionable accounting practices.



You Will Learn How To:

Identify recent positive developments in corporate whistleblower protections

Identify the key SOX whistleblower protection provisions

Recognize the challenges and unfulfilled expectations of SOX

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Regulatory Ethics
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: December 2020
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Anthony Menendez, CFE, CPA - Speaker


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