Matthew LaGarde

matthew-lagardeMatthew LaGarde is an associate with the whistleblower and employment law firm Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he focuses his practice on civil rights and employment issues. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Matthew can be reached at [email protected].

Cybersecurity

Reflecting Pressure on Companies to Address Cybersecurity Deficiencies Yahoo recently agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission $35 million to resolve claims that the company misled investors by failing to disclose a massive cybersecurity breach.  Cybersecurity whistleblowers should feel empowered by this news, which follows other efforts by the SEC to crack down on nondisclosures like these, including through the publication of...

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Evidence of Widespread Consumer Finance Violations Mounts On July 21, 2017, OSHA determined that Wells Fargo had unlawfully retaliated against a former branch manager who reported her colleagues for fraudulently opening customer accounts. The announcement marks the most recent in a series of negative repercussions following the bombshell CFPB announcement in September 2016 that it was fining Wells Fargo $185 million for secretly opening unauthorized...

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