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U.S. Chamber of Commerce submits amicus curiae brief challenging expansion of whistleblower provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Client(s) United States Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jones Day filed a brief as amicus curiae in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and subsequently in the United States Supreme Court, in support of employers who successfully argued that the language of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act provided whistleblower protection only for employees of publicly held companies, not employees of contractors or subcontractors of public companies. In a 2-1 opinion, the appeals court agreed, reversing and remanding a district court decision to the contrary.

Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 10–2240, 2012 WL 335647 (1st Cir. Feb. 3, 2012)