Bernstein Liebhard LLP Partner Rebecca M. Katz was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Critics Blow Whistle on Law,” examining the potential impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The Dodd-Frank Act offers financial incentives to whistleblowers who provide the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with evidence of violations of the federal securities laws. In discussing the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on the firm’s practice, Ms. Katz noted that interest from potential whistleblowers has “gone up tenfold” since the law was passed. Ms. Katz noted the importance of providing the SEC with fully vetted information, stating, “I don’t want to throw something at the SEC without having analyzed it, looked at it, made sure it’s going to get taken seriously.”

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is dedicated to providing experienced, dedicated, and aggressive representation for whistleblowers looking to report violations of the federal securities laws to the SEC. If you choose to blow the whistle on, among other things, violations of the federal securities laws, the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard will help you report the wrongdoing, and assist you in complying with any regulations adopted by the SEC under the Dodd-Frank Act.

For more information about the Firm’s SEC Whistleblower program or its Qui Tam/Whistleblower Practice Group, contact Jeffrey M. Haber , Rebecca M. Katz or Christian Siebott .