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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Awards Exclude Lawyers Unfairly

Eric Dixon, the author of Crime, Politics and Policy, submitted a comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission expressing concerns over the proposed new Section 21F to the Exchange Act of 1934 providing for whistleblower awards but excluding lawyers from eligibility under the program. 

See Mr. Dixon's comprehensive comments to the SEC on Dodd-Frank here. 

Mr. Dixon has exposed wrongdoing as a whistleblower earlier in his professional career, and handles various investigative matters ranging from investigating wrongdoing in order to exonerate the wrongfully-investigated or wrongfully accused, to using the findings of investigations in the course of litigation.

Mr. Dixon is concerned that the new Dodd-Frank provisions will unfairly punish lawyers, impose a de facto strict liability upon lawyers and discourage efforts by lawyers to uncover wrongdoing. 

For a fuller treatment of these concerns, click on this link to the comment letter.

Eric Dixon is a New York investigative lawyer, whistleblower lawyer and strategic analyst. Mr. Dixon has been a practicing attorney since graduating in 1994 from Yale Law School. Mr. Dixon handles matters involving government investigations as well as third party investigations of businesses and individual affairs, and has represented more than two dozen political candidates, committees and party organizations on ballot access and election law matters. Mr. Dixon is available for comment or consultation at 917-696-2442 and at
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