Latham & Watkins

International Top 30 position: 2
International 50 position (Asia-Pacific): 22

Accountants and auditors as SEC whistleblowers

Nearly every public company and financial industry firm subject to the enforcement jurisdiction of the US Securities and Exchange Commission employs both internal and external accountants and auditors. Under the SEC’s complicated whistleblower rules promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Act, these accountants and auditors may be able to use information obtained while performing their professional duties to blow the whistle on a client or employer and get a monetary award. This Alert is intended to make those rules relatively easy to understand.

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99 Bishopsgate

Firmwide revenue 2011 ($m): 2,152
Global lawyers 2011: 2,062
Jurisdiction: US
No. of offices: 5
No. of qualified lawyers: 104 (International 50)