Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Guide Released on 15th Anniversary of SOX. Exposing Misconduct.

Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Guide Released on 15th Anniversary of SOX

August 21, 2017

Fifteen years ago, GAP successfully persuaded Congress to include a whistleblower protection provision in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act(SOX). The purpose of Section 806 of SOX is to combat a “corporate code of silence,” which “discourage[s] employees from reporting fraudulent behavior.” Congress sought to empower whistleblowers to serve as an effective early warning system and help prevent corporate scandals. GAP has played a leading role in litigating the scope of SOX whistleblower protection and successfully lobbied for enhancements to SOX in 2010, including an amendment clarifying the right to a jury trial for corporate whistleblowers.

On the fifteenth anniversary of the enactment of SOX, Zuckerman Law, a leading whistleblower law firm, has issued a guide to SOX titled “Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection: Robust Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers.” The guide summarizes SOX whistleblower protections and offers concrete tips for corporate whistleblowers based on lessons learned during years of litigating SOX whistleblower cases.

Read more here.
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