The Proactive Approach To The Post-Dodd-Frank World

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT) -- When President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law on July 21, 2010, it was a major step toward the administration's goal of promoting increased accountability and transparency in the United States' financial system.

The act contains sweeping reforms impacting all aspects of the financial system from corporate governance to securities law to executive compensation. Among Dodd-Frank's voluminous reforms are extensive provisions regarding whistleblowers and the protections afforded to them in reporting securities violations.

The act's whistleblower provisions, which...
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