Renee Phillips Discusses Potential Narrowing of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections

Law360 | June.28.2017

Renee Phillips, an Orrick Employment Law & Litigation partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force, recently spoke with Law360 regarding a case set to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court that may limit the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower protections to those who report violations to the SEC, as opposed to those who only report violations internally.

According to Renee, “It can make a big difference to our clients if Dodd-Frank does not cover that internal whistleblowing. From an employer perspective, it’s one less cause of action that employees and their counsel have in their arsenal to sue employers for internal whistleblowing.”

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