"Supreme Court limits definition of ‘whistleblower’ in potentially hollow victory for public companies" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, and Matthew E. Newman (Westlaw)
Bank & Lender LiabilityChristopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, Matthew E. Newman
On February 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a long-anticipated case that clarifies who is protected as a “whistleblower” under the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provisions
In a unanimous decision penned by Justice Ginsburg, the Court held that the Dodd-Frank Act protects an individual only if he or she has reported a securities law violation to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) — internal reports are not sufficient.
Originally published in Bank & Lender Liability; reprinted with permission.