Tag Archives: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

SCOTUS Decides: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections Only Cover Those Who Report to the SEC

In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the United States Supreme Court ruled on February 21, 2018 that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank” or the “Act”) only cover whistleblowers who report potential violations of the securities laws to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” … Continue Reading

SCOTUS to decide: Who is a Protected “Whistleblower” Under Dodd-Frank?

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Digital Realty Trust v. Sommers, a case that will decide whether employees who report suspected securities law violations internally can bring anti-retaliation claims against their employers under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, even if they never report their concerns to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Dodd-Frank … Continue Reading

SEC Moves to Require Companies to Report Use of “Conflict Minerals”

Squire Sanders‘ James Barresi writes that in April, the Securities and Exchange Commission plans to issue new regulations requiring companies to disclose whether their production utilizes “conflict minerals” from the Congo or an adjoining country. The SEC’s new rules may prove to be a headache for companies that use small amounts of conflict minerals and … Continue Reading