The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Posts Blog on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provision

March 24, 2014
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On March 24, The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation posted an article on its website titled, “Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provision.” The post was based on the Firm’s publication, “Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provision: U.S. Supreme Court Significantly Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provision to Include Employees of Non-Public Contractors and Subcontractors of Public Companies,” which was authored by Mr. Fessel, Ms. Jordan, Mr. Rogers and Ms. Andersen. The article explores the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision expanding the scope of the whistleblower protection provided by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), holding that employees of private contractors and subcontractors of public companies are protected by the its whistleblower provision, and noting that the decision may result in a greater number of whistleblower claims brought under SOX.