Coalition Presses SEC on Whistleblower Rules

Wall Street Journal
July 21, 2014

Labaton Sucharow joins the Government Accountability Project in a petition that demands the SEC to strengthen whistleblower protection

Labaton Sucharow and the Government Accountability Project formed a petition requesting that the SEC improve prohibitions on certain employment agreements and publicly clarify how protection from retaliation works for whistleblowers.

The petition is a reaction to some of the "egregious and aggressive" tactics firms have taken in recent years in response to the program, said Jordan Thomas, co-author of the petition and partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at Labaton.