While whistleblower laws have been in existence for some time, the passage of Dodd-Frank has changed the legal landscape for dealing with whistleblowers. The SEC has created incentives for whistleblowers, including rewards, and anti-retaliation measures. Because of these incentives, we're likely to see an increase in whistleblower cases.
The ACC Docket published an article, "Strategies for Keeping a Whistleblower In-House," and we were inspired to share some ways that your legal department should prepare for, and train employees for dealing with whistleblowers.
As in most cases, the most valuable thing you can do for your company is be prepared.