Client Alert: Confidentiality Clauses Can Cost You: SEC Issuing Fines for Inconsistency with Dodd-Frank Whistle Blower Protection Rules

Insights November 14, 2016

Recent SEC enforcements mean it’s time to reconsider the risks of including overbroad confidentiality clauses in employment agreements and other business documents of registrants (e.g., public companies, mutual funds, investment advisors, transfer agencies and broker dealers).  The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act sought to increase the identification of wrongdoing by providing incentives and protection for whistleblowers.

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