Does It Depend on Who Hears the Whistle? Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Protection for Reporting SEC Violations If you report a suspected SEC violation to your company, but not to the SEC, are you a protected whistleblower? Not according to the Supreme Court’s decision resolving a circuit split on who is entitled to Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections. On Wednesday, in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in favor

In Case You Missed It: False Claims Act Suits Relied Heavily on Whistleblowers in 2017 Companies that work with the federal government (think Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, government contracts, grant funding) need to stay up to date on the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA is one of the primary tools used by employee whistleblowers to bring actions against their employers. In 2017, whistleblowers filed 674 new FCA actions and

whistleblowerIf you report your company for a federal securities violation, just how safe is your job? Curiously, that may depend on where you live. Recently, the Ninth Circuit weighed in, adding to a split among courts across the country regarding retaliation protection for employees who turn in their employers for violations of federal securities laws.