Scope Of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Expanding

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT) -- In a period of two days at the end of September, two different federal district courts issued opinions allowing whistleblower retaliation claims under the Dodd-Frank Act to proceed. These cases may be the first instances where such claims survived a motion to dismiss by defendants and are likely just the start of success for retaliation claims brought under the Dodd-Frank Act.

The Frank-Dodd Act and the Commission’s Whistleblower Program

Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which passed into law in...
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