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The Supreme Court Gives SOX Anti-Retaliation Remedies to Lawyers and Accountants (and Others) Who Advise Public Companies

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), enacted in 2002 in response to the Enron financial scandal, provided that “[n]o [public] company . . . , or any officer, employee, contractor, subcontractor, or agent of such company, may discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass, or in any other manner discriminate against an employee in the terms and conditions of employment because of” whistleblowing or other protected activity.