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“Supreme Court to decide who is a protected whistleblower in corporate America”

Phillips & Cohen partner Claire Sylvia spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the upcoming oral arguments in Digital Realty Trust v Somers, a case that examines whether internal whistleblowers are protected by Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision.

Claire Sylvia, a San Francisco lawyer who represents whistle-blowers, said companies in 2010 urged the SEC to encourage internal disclosures. “The broader implication of this case is that if people can be fired for reporting internally, they would have an incentive to go directly to the SEC,” she said. “That’s the opposite of what was discussed in 2010.”

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