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Fifth Circuit defines "whistleblower" narrowly under Dodd-Frank
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2013

On July 17, 2013, the Fifth Circuit issued the First Circuit court decision interpreting Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision


Federal court decisions permit two Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases to proceed
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

Two federal district courts recently issued decisions adopting a broad interpretation of the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) and allowed Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims to proceed past motions to dismiss


Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision does not apply extraterritorially
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

On June 28, 2012, a Texas District Court held that the Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision per se does not apply extraterritorially


Will the latest opinion by a district court adopting a broad definition of who is a whistleblower encourage more internal reporting?
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2013

On Tuesday, another New York federal district court ruled that an employee need not report a disclosure directly to the Securities and Exchange


SEC's Office of the Whistleblower begins processing tips: what companies should do now
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2011

Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, and Mark Cahn, General Counsel for the SEC, recently outlined the Office of the Whistleblower's activities and priorities in public remarks


Dodd-Frank’s SEC whistleblower rules take effect
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2011

On August 12, 2011, the SEC's Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules became effective, establishing the procedures for whistleblowers reporting violations to the SEC under section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act to receive a bounty of between 10 and 30 percent of sanctions the SEC collects in successful actions resulting in sanctions of over $1 million


First report of SEC's whistleblower office contains some surprises
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2011

On November 16, 2011, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower released its first annual report to Congress, as required by section 924(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act


SEC pays first ever Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty award
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2012

On August 21, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has awarded its first whistleblower bounty, just over one year after the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules became effective


First case decided under Dodd-Frank interprets its whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions expansively
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

On May 4, 2011, a district court in the Southern District of New York issued the first decision interpreting the scope of Dodd-Frank's whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions


For whom the whistle blows: SEC whistleblower office issues its 2015 Annual Report
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2015

The SEC released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report (the "Report") to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program on November 16, 2015. The