Whistleblower Law Blog
Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are Expected to Generate Increase in Whistleblower Litigation
According to an article in The Washington Post, the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA), which provide a substantial incentive to report financial fraud, are expected to generate a substantial increase in whistleblower litigation. The DFA requires the SEC and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to provide a financial reward to whistleblowers who provide original information leading to monetary sanctions that in excess of $1 million. The law also prohibits employers from retaliating against whistleblowers.