[IMGCAP(1)][IMGCAP(2)]Two years ago, the Supreme Court held in Lawson v. FMR that employees of contractors of public companies, including employees of accounting and audit firms, are protected under the whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Lawson recognizes the critical roles that auditors and accountants play in exposing fraud, and the importance of affording these critical gatekeepers robust whistleblower protection.

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