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Whistleblower Attorney Dallas Hammer Interviewed by Bloomberg About Dodd-Frank Protected Whistleblowing

Bloomberg Law Securities Law Daily interviewed whistleblower attorney Dallas Hammer about the scope of protected whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act for an article titled High Court Petitioned on Whistle-Blower Retaliation Issue.  The article reports that Digital Realty Trust is requesting Supreme Court review of a Ninth Circuit decision holding that the Dodd-Frank Act protects internal whistleblowing.  The Ninth Circuit’s decision is available here.

Antoinette Gartrell’s article notes that Digital Realty’s petition for certiorari asserts that the circuit split about the scope of Dodd-Frank protected whistleblowing “cries out for the Court’s review.”   The article then quotes Hammer:

Virginia attorney Dallas Hammer of Zuckerman Law agreed. He said that the deeper the circuit split, the more likely the Supreme Court is to resolve an issue to promote consistency throughout the country. If the high court determines that “reporting out” is required, Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision will likely become “a dusty, rarely-used cautionary tale about sloppy drafting,” he said.

Zuckerman Law represents corporate whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation claims, including claims under the whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Mr. Hammer has written extensively about protections for cybersecurity whistleblowers, including the following publications:

Recently, Corporate Crime Reporter interviewed Mr. Hammer about cybersecurity whistleblowing.  A summary of the interview is available online at Dallas Hammer on the Rise of Cybersecurity Whistleblowing.

Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.