Recent Supreme Court Decision Narrows Definition of Whistleblower

March 8, 2018

Reprinted with permission from The Legal Intelligencer, March 8, 2018

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court significantly narrowed the definition of a "whistleblower" under Dodd-Frank. In Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, the court, ruled that for an employee to be deemed a whistleblower under Dodd-Frank, and thus be entitled to Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation safeguards, he must report the information relating to a violation of securities law to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read More

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