SEC Defends Internal Whistleblower Protections At 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 8:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday made its case for broad whistleblower protections, telling the Second Circuit that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act applied to both employees who internally report misconduct and those who take it to the commission.

In an amicus brief filed in an appeal of a suit alleging Siemens AG retaliated against a former compliance officer who reported a purported kickback scheme by Siemens' Chinese subsidiary, the SEC urged the court not to follow the Fifth Circuit’s example, which...
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