Corp. Counsel Expect Rise In Whistleblower Claims

Law360, New York (October 12, 2010, 11:10 PM EDT) -- Nearly 20 percent of corporate counsel expect to see an increase in whistleblower allegations in the coming year, spurred by a stricter regulatory environment and incentives created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, according to the 2010 Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Litigation Trends Survey.

About one-fifth of the 368 general counsel who were polled said they anticipated more whistleblower allegations in the coming year, according to the report, which surveyed general counsel from the U.S. and U.K.

Twenty-six percent of mid-sized companies,...
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