In the News Today - November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016
  • SEC Whistleblower Bounties Won’t Change With Trump: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program is likely to continue, bolstered by a $20 million award announced Monday, experts said, despite the newly elected Trump administration’s threats to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act that created the program in 2011. (Law360)

  • ICJL Writes on IL Judicial Election & Voter’s Rejection of Judge’s Attempt to Avoid Retention: John Pastuovic, President of the Illinois Civil Justice League writes that “Illinois is still grappling with how to choose judges.” Noting that last week’s election included “two historic events” in judicial history: the election of two Republican justices to the Fifth District Appellate Court and the rejection of Chief Circuit Judge John Baricevic’s attempt to avoid standing for retention. (Madison – St. Clair Record
  • 2017 Legal Reform Summit Recap