In the article, Cliff commented on recent conflicting court decisions pertaining to whether purported “whistleblowers” who make only internal allegations of wrongdoing, but do not provide information to the Securities and Exchange Commission, qualify for protection under the Dodd-Frank Act. Cliff stated, “The issue seems ripe for review by the Supreme Court. Not only has there been a split between two federal courts of appeals, but a number of district courts have come out on different sides of the issue.”
He added, “The issue relates to federal securities law, an area of particular interest for the Supreme Court in recent years.”
Cliff is a litigator whose practice focuses on securities and corporate litigation as well as business contract litigation. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions litigation (including shareholder class actions and post-closing disputes), financial services litigation, contract litigation, and other business disputes.