Who Qualifies as a Whistleblower under Sarbanes-Oxley?

Date:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Speaker(s):

Roger A. Lane, Courtney Worcester, and Michael Thompson, all Foley & Lardner LLP

Fee:

$195

Time:

noon-1 pm EST

CLE Credits:

1 hr

Event Type:

This November the United States Supreme Court will hear argument in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, which tackles the issue of whether whistleblowers employed by a privately held contractor or subcontractor of a publicly traded company are protected from retaliation under SOX. In the lower court’s opinion in Lawson, the First Circuit answered the question in the negative.  The Administrative Review Board reached the opposite conclusion and specifically declined to follow Lawson. The speakers will review the split of authority on this issue, analyze the arguments presented by the parties to the Supreme Court, and provide their assessment of which way the Supreme Court may rule.