Whistleblower lawyer Dallas Hammer is quoted extensively in a Bloomberg BNA article titled Dodd-Frank Overhaul Could Spark Rebound in SOX Whistle-Blower Cases. Hammer provided Bloomberg with his insights about the likely impact of the Financial Choice Act on the Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblower Program and the whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Hammer made a few key observations and predictions:
- The Choice Act would obliterate the SEC’s reasonable approach to culpable whistle-blowers and undermine enforcement efforts.
- The Sarbanes-Oxley Act will continue to offer robust protection against retaliation.
- “[I]f deregulation breeds more misconduct as it has in the past, whistle-blowers’ role in exposing fraud will be crucial and more pronounced.”
- Corporate whistleblowers should avail themselves of all applicable remedies, including SOX, Dodd-Frank and the common law wrongful discharge tort.
- There is bipartisan support for protecting whistleblowers against retaliation.
- A new Administrative Review Board may adopt a narrower construction of SOX.
Mr. Hammer represents whistleblowers in whistleblower retaliation and whistleblower rewards claims, including Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower actions. Mr. Hammer has written extensively about protections for cybersecurity whistleblowers, including the following publications:
- The Rise of Cybersecurity Whistleblowing, NYU Law Compliance & Enforcement Blog (December 2016)
- Cybersecurity Whistleblowing: What Employees at Public Companies Should Know Before Reporting Information Security Concerns, ISSA Journal (June 2016)
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.
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