The United States’ reaction to the 2008 Financial Crisis, which caused global ramifications, included the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to address a lack of oversight and accountability in the financial industry. Among its provisions, Dodd-Frank provided incentives for whistleblowers to report misconduct and protections for those who do. Despite its success, Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower programs face internal and external challenges that threaten their success. This Article discusses the current climate surrounding corporate accountability and suggests additional protections for whistleblowers and whistleblower actions: allowing private lawsuits against the government under Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions, similar to those allowed under the False Claims Act.
Whistling Past the Graveyard: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Programs Dodge Bullets Fighting Financial Crime,
Loy. U. Chi. L. J.
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