2013′s Biggest Whistleblower Developments, and What They Mean for 2014 – Steve Pearlman

By | LXBN | January 13, 2014
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2013 was a big year for Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower developments, with a whopping $14 million bounty award from the SEC standing out as the most impactful. But if there’s just one thing to be learned as we head into 2014, it’s that enforcement officials are just getting started. But if there’s more, and there is, we bring in attorney Steve Pearlman to LXBN TV to explain it all.

Georgia Federal Court Rules That Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers Are Not Entitled to a Jury Trial

Georgia Federal Court Rules That Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers Are Not Entitled to a Jury Trial

On November 12, 2013, a Georgia district court ruled that Dodd-Frank whistleblowers are not entitled to a jury trial or punitive damages.  Pruett v. BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., No. 13-cv-02607 (N.D. Ga., Nov. 12, 2013).  This is a first-impression decision that is likely to impact the valuation of Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims.

Southern District of New York Limits Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections to the United States

Southern District of New York Limits Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections to the United States

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York limited the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act anti-retaliation provisions for whistleblowers to the United States, dismissing a complaint by an overseas former employee against Siemens A.G., the German multinational corporation.

SDNY Says No Extraterritorial Application for Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provision

By | International Labor Law | October 24, 2013

In Liu v. Siemens A.G., No. 13 Civ. 317 (WHP), slip op. (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 21, 2013), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the anti-retaliation protections found in Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 do not apply extraterritorially.  This blog posting summarizes the Court’s decision and analyzes the impact for multinational employers.