The Bumpy Road To Protection For Internal Whistleblowers

Law360, New York (March 27, 2017, 12:46 PM EDT) -- Ryan S. Hedges

Brooke E. Conner Two recent court decisions are just the latest developments in the bumpy road to protection for internal corporate whistleblowers, a prominent issue that has sparked outspoken advocacy from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and may be increasingly likely to draw the U.S. Supreme Court’s attention. On March 8, 2017, a split Ninth Circuit panel ruled in favor of extending Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections to whistleblowers who choose to report suspected securities law violations internally to their employers, but who do not report directly to the SEC. On March 20, 2017, the Supreme Court declined to...

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