Dodd-Frank Act

Supreme Court Limits Scope Of Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank: Items Of Note And Potential Impacts

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SCOTUS resolved a circuit split on the question of whether the whistleblower anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act extends to individuals who report alleged violations of securities laws within a company.

SCOTUS: Whistleblowers Must Report Out To The SEC Or No Dodd-Frank

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Rejecting contrary SEC regulation, Court holds that Dodd-Frank does not protect whistleblowers who report up internally but do not report out to the SEC.

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Earlier this month, the Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of a CEO’s whistleblower retaliation claims in a decision that should provide corporate defendants ammunition to fight SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases going forward.

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On November 28, 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether whistleblowers are entitled to protection from retaliation under Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Acts.

The Fall Of Section 1504: Congress Votes To Repeal The Revenue Transparency Rule

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

Congress passed a joint resolution this week expressing its disapproval of the revenue transparency rule issued last June by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEC Proposes Rules For Resource Extraction Issuers Under Dodd-Frank Act

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

On December 11, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules pursuant to Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 15 Years Later

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FERC, CFTC Agreement Finally Inked

CFTC And SEC Heads Testify Before Senate Appropriations Committee

The recent memoranda of understanding (“MOUs”) entered between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (”CFTC”) made significant progress towards alleviating the long-time tension between the two agencies. On January 2, 2014, the FERC and the CFTC signed two MOUs on jurisdiction (“Jurisdiction MOU”) and information sharing (“Information Sharing MOU”)… Keep reading →

State Funeral Held For Hugo Chavez In Caracas

Bad day for Venezuela, and for former president Hugo Chavez’s legacy: A massive power outage cut off electricity for almost 70% of the country’s population yesterday. “A lack of investment and training in the electric grid has contributed to more than 500 blackouts registered in Venezuela as of June this year.” [Christian Science Monitor] And… Keep reading →


A switch to electronic trading of company shares in the 1980s was part of a technology-led ‘Big Bang’ that transformed market activity, prompting both spectacular growth and innovation in the sector but also laying the groundwork for unprecedented complexity across all kinds of markets, including energy commodities. Compliance, that absolutely necessary but often despised activity,… Keep reading →

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