Corporate Litigation

Scope of the Dodd-Frank Act's Whistleblower Protection

, New York Law Journal


Joseph M. McLaughlin and Yafit Cohn of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett discuss a question generating dispute: Is a corporate employee who reports an employer's possible violation of the securities laws to a supervisor or internal compliance officer—but not to the SEC—considered a "whistleblower" entitled to protection from retaliation under Dodd-Frank? Courts that have considered this question have reached differing conclusions.

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