On March 8, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s anti-retaliation protections extend to whistleblowers who report employers’ SEC violations internally, regardless of whether they report the violations to the SEC.  In Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., No. 15-17352, slip op. (9th Cir. Mar. 8, […]

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We are pleased to report that the D.C. Superior Court Judge John Mott recently denied the defendant’s summary judgement motion in an employment discrimination case brought against American University.  Lynne Bernabei, Christopher Sousa, and Kristen Sinisi took the lead in representing Ms. Ivancin, although nearly all of our attorneys and law clerks have pitched in […]

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The National Law Journal recently published an opinion piece by Kristen Sinisi and Alan Kabat, “What’s Next for Whistleblowers”  They discussed whether the new administration – which wants to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act – will also do away with its whistleblower provisions, and conclude that there is strong bipartisan support that should preserve […]

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