The Basics: Dodd-Frank vs. Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Law

| Zuckerman Spaeder Team

The Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower laws are hot topics right now.  A split of authority is developing in the federal courts over how an employee can qualify as a whistleblower and bring a retaliation claim under Dodd-Frank.  And the Supreme Court will hear argument next Tuesday in a case, Lawson v. FMR LLC, that will require it to decide whether private employers can be subject to Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claims by their employees.

As we at Suits by Suits continue to watch these issues, we thought it would be helpful to step back for a broader view of these important whistleblower laws.  In the table linked here, we have summarized the important facets of each law.  This table will serve as a reference point for new developments, placing them in the broader context of these whistleblower protections.  

 

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