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Legal Alert - U.S. Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protections for Employees of Private Companies

03/05/2014

by Joseph G. Adams

In an opinion issued on March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court extended the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to employees of private companies that do business with public companies, such as investment advisors, accountants and lawyers. By adopting a broad view of whistleblower protections, the Court’s decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC, Case No. 12-3 (U.S. Mar. 4, 2013), expands the group of employees who are eligible for protection under the law as whistleblowers.

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