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Clifford Chance

Courts Struggle Over Whether FCPA Whistleblowers May Sue Under the Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provision

Client Briefing

26 July 2012

In recent months, two district courts have addressed the issue whether employees who claim they were retaliated against for internally reporting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can bring a private civil lawsuit against their former employers under the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision.  Although both courts decided that the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act did not apply in these particular cases, the courts disagreed over whether Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections could apply to FCPA whistleblowers who report internally but not to the SEC. 

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