Do Whistleblower Protections (think #Retaliation) Apply to Employees of a Public Company’s Private Subcontractor?

Originally posted on Jared Jacobson Law Blog:
More specifically, put another way, does an anti-retaliation provision in a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Whistleblower law, apply only to employees of public companies, and not to the employees of a contractor of a public company?  In Lawson v. FMR LLC, 571 U.S. ___ (2014), the United…