TAMPA — On Thursday, March 15, Anthony Menendez, perhaps best known as the “Accountant Who Beat Halliburton,” will be on the hot seat at The University of Tampa’s Ethics Hot Seat Speaker Series hosted by the UT Center for Ethics. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, and is free and open to the public (registration required).
Menendez is widely recognized for his decade-long legal battle with Halliburton as a corporate whistleblower under Sarbanes-Oxley. Despite having no formal legal training, he represented himself during the appeals process and ultimately prevailed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling has had a positive impact on that body of law, resulting in significantly increased protections for corporate whistleblowers.
Dan Verreault, director of the UT Center for Ethics, and Robert Marley, associate director of the UT Center for Ethics, with join Menendez for an interactive discussion on “Whistleblowing: He Fought Halliburton and Won.” Refreshments will be served.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves approximately 9,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 62 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.