A Key Decision For SOX Practitioners

Law360, New York (January 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Jan. 22, 2008, the Fifth Circuit rendered an important decision addressing whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A. See Allen v. Administrative Review Board, ___ F.3d ___, 2008 WL 171588 at *5 (5th Cir. Jan. 22, 2008).

Allen discusses and relies upon several decisions of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) and, to that extent, the legal principles announced in Allen are not revolutionary. Allen is nevertheless a significant decision for SOX practitioners because it confirms, in four...
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