Two Federal Courts Issue Expansive Interpretations of the Dodd-Frank Act’s Whistleblower Definition

ABA Business Law Today

This article detailed the implications of two courts decisions interpreting the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd Frank Act. Both decisions found that a plaintiff need not be a whistleblower” as defined by the Act in order to bring a claim of retaliation for engaging in whistleblowing activity, which expands the universe of employees who can potentially bring Dodd-Frank retaliation claims and could spawn more lawsuits.