Silicon Valley Could Be the Next Hotspot for SEC Whistleblowers

by Jordan A. Thomas

November 18, 2017

Jordan A. Thomas puts Silicon Valley on notice citing whistleblowers.

In recent years, the SEC has had greater success policing wrongdoing due in large part to the implementation of its whistleblower program, which allows individuals to anonymously sound the alarm against corruption while benefiting from robust employment protections and monetary incentives.

But the whistleblowers’ crosshairs are not limited to Wall Street. Individuals are beginning to come forward in a new sphere of the business world, one with its own reputation of a problematic, win-at-all-cost culture: Silicon Valley.

In an article authored by head of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, Jordan A. Thomas, discusses potential minefields, such as the culture of silence and the widespread use of non-disparagement clauses, rife in Silicon Valley.

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