In a press release on September 23, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”), in a split 3-2 vote, amended its whistleblower program in an effort to further encourage whistleblowers to provide tips to the Commission. Along with the new rules, the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower published guidance regarding the process
Audrey Harris is co-chair of Mayer Brown’s Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice and a former chief compliance officer (CCO) for global resources company BHP. Audrey’s career is dedicated to advising, counseling and defending companies, executives, boards and foundations in high-stakes investigations, governances, merger and acquisition, compliance and enforcement matters.
Audrey previously served as BHP’s first CCO, leading the global ethics and compliance function with a mandate including anti-corruption, trade sanctions, export controls, competition, ethics and investigations, state and commercial secrets and market conduct compliance, with a team of professionals and attorneys across four continents. Her team was accountable for safeguarding integrity by preventing, mitigating and investigating compliance risks and setting ethical standards. Her role also involved work with NGOs, international governing bodies and enforcement agencies as part of the promotion of global anti-corruption, transparency and integrity.