The SEC, the Courts and Whistleblowers: An Examination into the Strength of the Anti-Retaliation Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act as Defined by Recent Federal Court Decisions

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Spring 2015

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Journal of Legal Studies in Business


Excessive corporate power can be compared to the religious, allegorical, poetic, historic, pop culture, and fairy tale references to the unfair distribution of power between the “Lion” and the “Lamb.” It is so one sided. In an era dominated by excessive corporate greed and corruption, to whom should the “lambs” turn to for protection? Although followers of Adam Smith would say that we must let the market correct itself, the reality is that it does not. History has shown a trend where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, unless the government steps in and puts into place statutes, rules and regulations that deter and punish corporate greed, and then enforces those laws to hold the powerful accountable.