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HTMLSupreme Court Broadens Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections, Extends Coverage to Employees of a Public Company’s Private Contractors
Nicholas S. Feltham, Mary P. Hansen; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 7, 2014
In its March 4, 2014, opinion in Lawson v. FMR LLC the Supreme Court extended the whistleblower protections of 18 U.S.C. § 1514A to include not only employees of public companies, but also employees of privately held businesses that provide services to public companies. This important decision...


HTMLSEC Releases Annual Report on its Whistleblower Program: Progress, Priorities, and Payments
Nicholas S. Feltham, Mary P. Hansen, Ronald A. Sarachan; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013
On November 15th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released its 2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. The report contains helpful insight into the operation of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower (OWB), and details OWB’s progress to date,...


HTMLSupreme Court Decides To Hear Applicability of Sarbanes-Oxley’s Whistleblower Protections
Daniel E. Brewer, Scott Coffina, Mary P. Hansen; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2013, previously published on June 3, 2013
The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to decide whether the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A, extend to employees of privately held contractors or subcontractors of a public company. The case, Lawson v. FMR, LLC, is of particular import to...