Scarlett Singleton Nokes

Scarlett Singleton Nokes, an experienced trial and appellate lawyer in the Nashville, Tenn., office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, represents clients in a range of matters related to government investigations, white-collar criminal defense, regulatory and compliance issues, civil litigation and enforcement actions. For over 12 years she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney working in three different offices: Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville; and Savannah, Ga. During her time as a federal prosecutor, she led the investigation and prosecution of more than 200 cases involving a wide variety of crimes including fraud, money laundering, identity theft, tax offenses and RICO conspiracy. She also represented the government in over 20 trials, including the corruption trials of a sitting Birmingham mayor and a former Jefferson County (Ala.) commissioner. Most recently, as a criminal health care fraud coordinator, Ms. Nokes was responsible for overseeing cases involving durable medical equipment suppliers, physician groups, transportation companies, pharmacies and billing companies. She can be reached at

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But Will it Change Anything? The Supreme Court recently narrowed the Dodd-Frank whistleblower definition and excluded from protection employees who do not take their complaints to the SEC.  It is impossible to know at this point what effect the case will have on the number of whistleblower actions, both because the decision is new and because there are numerous other whistleblower protections...

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