On January 21, 2016, the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) launched a new whistleblower website, www.whistleblower.gov, which contains materials that educate the public about the CFTC whistleblower program, allows users to submit tips about potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), and apply for monetary awards. The new website also contains details about whistleblower rights and protections, including access to the rules and regulations governing the CFTC’s whistleblower program.

Girard Gibbs partner Dena Sharp has been invited by Bloomberg BNA to speak on the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in a webinar entitled “Amending the Federal Rules: Intended and Unintended Consequences.” The webinar will air on Tuesday, December 8th at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET. Ms. Sharp will present alongside Hon. Craig B. Shaffer, Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, Thomas Y. Allman, Kenneth J. Withers, and Ariana J. Tadler.