The Whistleblower Debates

January 17, 2011Articles Westlaw News & Insight

One of the most important aspects of Dodd-Frank is the addition of a whistleblower section to the Securities Exchange Act. The SEC rulemaking process for the proposed whistleblower rule has fomented significant comment. The proposed rule provides, among other things, for the SEC Whistleblower Office to administer the program, that no party engaged in wrongdoing shall be eligible to receive an award, and includes anti-retaliatory provisions.

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