Expanded Protection for Whistleblowers

Emerging trend stems from Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provisions.

, New York Law Journal


Nicolle L. Jacoby and Kristina A. Moon of Dechert review recent decisions interpreting the Dodd-Frank Act's anti-retaliation provisions that suggest an emerging trend to extend the act's protections beyond one who discloses information directly to the SEC to cover those who report violations internally as well, and to include protection for an employee's "reasonable belief" of a "possible" violation of securities laws.

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