On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Senator Charles Grassley and the Securities and Exchange Commission joined the National Whistleblower Center in supporting the whistleblower in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers (No. 16-1276) by filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court.
In Somers, the fates of corporate whistleblowers and compliance programs are on the line as the Court determines whether whistleblowers who report potential violations to company management but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are protected from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA).
Learn more about this important case:
- Brief amici curiae of National Whistleblower Center, et al. filed.
- Brief amicus curiae of Senator Charles Grassley filed.
- Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
- Law 360:Clarifying Anti-Retaliation Protections Under Dodd-Frank
- Law 360: Digital Realty Trust V. Somers May Kill Corporate Compliance
- Previous Blog: Wall Street’s War on Corporate Whistleblowers Reaches Supreme Court