Alleged 'Gaffe' Prompts Renewed Focus On Protecting Identity of SEC Whistleblowers

BNA Securities Law Daily
April 26, 2012

Jordan A. Thomas speaks out on whistleblower anonymity under the Dodd Frank Act

Nonetheless, Thomas said, whistleblowers can remain anonymous, there is always some degree of risk. “Organizations can and do can draw up lists of those who they suspect may have reported suspected potential misconduct to the authorities.” On the other hand, Thomas noted that SEC staffers are careful about maintaining the confidentiality of those who come forward. “People at the SEC receive training, and I suspect that they will receive even more training now that this issue has arisen.”