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Whistleblower Protections Here To Stay, Expert Says

October 27, 2017

Law360, New York (October 27, 2017, 10:17 PM EDT) — No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a closely watched case challenging the Dodd-Frank Act’s ban on retaliation against whistleblowers, reprisals against employees who report internal violations of securities regulations will remain illegal, a white-collar attorney and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official said Thursday.
David L. Kornblau, who spent 10 years in the SEC’s enforcement division and now heads Covington & Burling LLP’s securities enforcement practice, said the main takeaway for companies and employees watching the case is “what’s not at stake.”

That, Kornblau said, is that it will still be illegal to retaliate against whistleblowers, regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the Dodd-Frank ban.

“That proposition isn’t going away,” he said during a panel discussion at the Securities Enforcement Forum 2017, an annual conference in Washington.

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