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Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection not international

Federal appeals court rules that whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions do not apply abroad

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was designed to protect investors and American citizens from fraud and corruption. But, since most major American companies have a wide international reach, questions inevitably arose as to whether certain provisions of the law apply overseas. Now, a federal court has provided some clarification.

One of the key components of Dodd-Frank is its whistleblower provision. To encourage tips about illegal activity, Dodd-Frank created the Office of the Whistleblower, including an anonymous tip line. The law also included protections against retaliation for whistleblowers, a key element that provides a sense of security for potential whistleblowers.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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