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U.S. Supreme Court Passes On Opportunity To Address Scope of Dodd-Frank “Whistleblower” Provision
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Verble v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC. (No

Sixth Circuit Sidesteps Whether Whistleblowers Need to Tip Off Regulators to Receive Protections Under Dodd-Frank
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

The Sixth Circuit recently had an opportunity to weigh in on a question that has vexed federal courts for almost six years: whether the protections

Who is a Whistleblower Now?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2017

On March 8, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit created a new wave in the ongoing debate over the scope of Dodd-Frank’s

2016 Environmental Year in Review
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • March 16 2017

With a new president of the United States and new Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) administrator, the changes in environmental priorities

Where Was the Whistle Blown? Split in Circuits over Retaliation Protection for Reporting Securities Violations
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

If you report your company for a federal securities violation, just how safe is your job? Curiously, that may depend on where you live. Recently, the

Ninth Circuit Holds that Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected from Retaliation
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

On March 8, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit") held that individuals who make internal disclosures of

Ninth Circuit Ruling Expands Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

In a March 8, 2017 ruling, the Ninth Circuit deepened a circuit split, holding that Dodd-Frank's whistleblower protections extend to employees who

Ninth Circuit Widens the Circuit Split on Whether Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2017

Last week, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., No. 15-17352 (9th Cir

Key federal court broadens whistleblower protection
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2017

Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., __ F.3d __, No. 15-17352 (9th Cir. Mar. 8, 2017), held that the Dodd-Frank Act allows a "whistleblower" to sue

Ninth Circuit Broadly Interprets Anti-Retaliatory Provision of Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Protections
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2017

On March 8, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the anti-retaliation protections of the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) extend "to