Greg Keating was Quoted in the Risk & Compliance Journal

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Greg Keating was Quoted in the Risk & Compliance Journal

Risk & Compliance Journal

 | March 10, 2017

Gregory Keating, chairman of the Labor Employment and Benefits and Whistleblower Defense Groups, was recently quoted in the Risk & Compliance Journal, "The Morning Risk Report: Another Whistleblower Case Tees Up For Supreme Court." A U.S. appeals court this week took a side on an issue that has already split two other federal appellate courts: The question of who counts as a whistleblower under rules issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act apply to employees who raise concerns internally, not just those who make reports directly to regulators.

Greg Keating said, the law on who counts as a whistleblower is “unsettled,” due to the existing circuit court split. The class of potential whistleblowers is narrow in some jurisdictions and wider in others, he said. Moreover, he said, the ruling could set up a court analysis of the “Chevron deference,” in which courts defer to federal agencies over how they make their decisions when directed to do so by Congressional statute.

View "The Morning Risk Report: Another Whistleblower Case Tees Up For Supreme Court."


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