• Federal Protection in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for Corporate Whistle-Blowers
  • July 29, 2003 | Author: Alison Donahue Kehner
  • Law Firm: Dechert LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • Because of its relatively recent enactment, there is still much to learn about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. This article first addresses the legislative purpose for the Act's two anti-whistleblower- retaliation provisions. It will then articulate the legal elements of the provisions and highlight potential legal issues the provisions may engender. Finally, the article suggests ways in which employers may avoid potential liability under the Act.