Brooks Pierce partner Reid Phillips presented, "Whistle While You Work: Ethical Issues Associated with the Dodd-Frank Act's Whistleblower Provisions and other Whistleblower Regimes" at The 2011 Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics at the University of North Carolina School of Law. The Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics is a well-regarded continuing legal education program sponsored annually by the UNC School of Law. This important program is dedicated to the exemplary legacy of professional ethics left to us by the distinguished life and work of Dan K. Moore, the esteemed former governor of North Carolina and a 1929 graduate of the UNC School of Law.
The program addressed a variety of ethical issues of interest to corporate lawyers, both in-house counsel and attorneys in private practice. Presenters discussed particular issues that arose in the representation of corporations and how the attorney should proceed when he or she suspects wrongdoing within the corporation. The panel explained the variety of whistleblower statutes, including the relevant provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
Reid Phillips represents clients in commercial litigation in federal and state courts, with experience in contracts, securities, antitrust, unfair competition, copyright and trademark infringement, covenants not to compete, professional malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury cases.