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If a Whistle Blows In-House, Does it Still Make a Sound? Issues Regarding Internal Whistleblowers under Dodd-Frank (Part 1)

August 2016

ALI CLE's The Practical Lawyer

With the rollout of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program, concerns have been raised that the incentives created by Dodd-Frank may tend to undermine, rather than reinforce, the policies and systems put in place because of Sarbanes-Oxley—namely, that the Dodd-Frank program may encourage employees with knowledge of potential wrongdoing to take their concerns directly to the SEC without giving their companies’ internal corporate governance systems a chance to work.

In her article for The Practical Lawyer, the first of a two-part series, Sutherland Partner Amelia Toy Rudolph provides an overview of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.

Reprinted from the August 2016 issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer.

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