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  • Dan Hurson has published an article discussing possible legislative changes to the SEC Whistleblowers law: "Memo to the Congress: Don’t Mess with the SEC Whistleblower Program."
  • Dan Hurson was quoted in a Bloomberg article regarding proposed changes in the whistleblower law.
  • Dan Hurson has published an article describing how the new Defend Trade Secrets Act protects whistleblowers who provide confidential company documents to the government.
  • A whistleblower client of Dan Hurson was recently awarded more than $3.5 million by the SEC. This is one of the largest awards given by the program. The case was unusual in that the SEC Claims Review Staff initially rejected the claim, but then after receiving additional information (and a legal brief from counsel) reversed itself and made the award. Dan Hurson recognizes the efforts of the Office of the Whistleblower and the SEC staff in bringing additional information to the SEC which caused the agency to reconsider and award this worthy claim.
  • Dan Hurson spoke to the Labor and Employment Law Division of the American Bar Association on a panel on advising whistleblower clients, at its 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago in November 2016.
  • Dan Hurson participated in a panel discussion with Sean McKessy former Director of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, and other attorneys, presented by The District of Columbia Bar Association. The subject concerned the circumstances under which compliance officers might become eligible to be SEC whistleblowers. Dan Hurson has written a comprehensive article on this subject.
  • Dan Hurson was quoted in the April 22, 2015 Wall Street Journal regarding the growing number of whistleblower tips coming from compliance officers.
  • Dan Hurson has been named a Washington, D.C., "Super Lawyer" by his peers in the practice area of "Securities Litigation."
  • Dan Hurson was quoted twice by the New York Times in connection with the government case against the Bank of America's Countrywide Financial unit.
  • Dan Hurson was quoted in a Bloomberg BusinessWeek story about the SEC whistleblower law.
  • Dan Hurson was a panelist at the National Employment Lawyers Association conference, speaking on a panel regarding the SEC Whistleblower Program. His address included a presentation regarding his article "10 Rules For Becoming A Successful SEC Whistleblower." (HERE). This article has become one of the most widely read publications about whistleblowing on the Internet.
  • Dan Hurson was quoted by Bloomberg News regarding an SEC investigation of JP Morgan in connection with an FCPA investigation of the firm's hiring of the children of Chinese executives as potential FCPA violations.
  • Dan Hurson appeared on the PBS Nightly Business Report to discuss an investigation of Goldman Sachs by the US Congress.
  • Dan Hurson was interviewed by CBS News regarding Justice Department insider-trading investigations.
  • Dan Hurson was the keynote speaker at the Ethics Conference of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, speaking on "Whistleblowers, Corruption and Fraud: New Challenges for the Accounting Profession." Dan Hurson has written an article discussing concerning when accountants can become whistleblowers (HERE).
  • Dan Hurson has discussed the SEC whistleblower law in USA Today and in the "Main Justice" blog.
  • Dan Hurson's articles have appeared in Corporate Compliance Insights and in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
  • Dan Hurson has served as a judge at the Georgetown Law School White-Collar Crime Moot Court Competition and has appeared as a counselor at the George Washington University Law School orientation for new law students.
  • The United States Supreme Court cited a law review article by Dan Hurson regarding the federal mail fraud law in its landmark decision on mail fraud in the Enron litigation, U.S. vs. Skilling, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010).
  • Dan Hurson's suggestions were cited a number of times by the SEC in its Final Rule on the Dodd-Frank whistleblower law. Dan Hurson also served on The D.C. Bar committee to comment to the SEC on its proposed rules for the whistleblower law.
  • Dan Hurson served as Chairman of The D.C. Bar's Corporation, Finance and Securities Committee, which, during his tenure, won the award for Best Section of The D.C. Bar.