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Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman and Nick Gallo, Co-CEO of ComplianceLine, discuss whistleblowing in the US and around the globe

Posted  11/6/20
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On October 26, 2020, international whistleblower lawyer, Mary Inman, joined Nick Gallo, CEO of ComplianceLine, on a podcast “The Ethics Experts,” which is part of the Compliance Podcast Network. Discussions commenced with Mary explaining the various US whistleblower reward programs (CFTCSECIRS, and the False Claims Act). She then described the vital role whistleblower lawyers play in guiding...

In an Effort to Curb Corruption, U.S. and Brazil Update Trade Agreement by Strengthening Whistleblower Protections

Posted  11/5/20
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On October 19, 2020, the U.S. and Brazil signed a Protocol on trade rules and transparency, updating their 2011 Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ATEC). The Protocol includes three annexes – one of which comprises cutting-edge provisions that are at the very forefront of recent developments in the area of whistleblower protection. Article 3 of Annex III provides specific obligations in line with both...

JPMorgan Chase Pays nearly $1 Billion in Fines for Market Manipulation of Precious Metals and U.S. Treasuries

Posted  10/16/20
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay over $955 million to settle civil and criminal charges over a scheme involving fake trades in precious metals and U.S. treasuries designed to manipulate the market in an effort to enhance the bank’s profits and cut losses. The multi-agency enforcement action was brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and...

Partner Mary Inman and Theranos whistleblower, Erika Cheung, speak on the Forbes' stage about whistleblowers & corporate accountability

Posted  10/9/20
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On 30 October 2019, Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman and Erika Cheung, founder of Ethics in Entrepreneurship and a former whistleblower who reported Theranos to health regulators, shared the stage in Detroit at the Forbes 30 under 30 conference to discuss the importance of whistleblowers and corporate accountability, as captured in the video below. The discussions kicked off with Erika’s experience...

Partners Mary Inman and Henry Su discuss whistleblowing in Montfort Communications’ webinar "Whistleblowing: a Legal and Media Perspective from Both Sides of the Atlantic"

Posted  10/9/20
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Constantine Cannon partners Mary Inman and Henry Su, alongside two renowned journalists - Katherine Eban and Martin Bright, participated in a webinar on whistleblowing issues across the pond, which was moderated by Stuart Leach, Head of Litigation and Disputes at Montfort Communications and aired last week. The webinar focused on the differences in treatment of whistleblowers in both the U.S. and UK. Mary...

The FinCEN Files Prove We Need an Anti-Money-Laundering Whistleblower Program

Posted  09/25/20
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The FinCEN Files. It sounds ominous, and recalls the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers, and others. Like those earlier stories, the FinCEN Files expose powerful players, including a large number of highly regulated banking giants. The FinCEN Files, published by the International Consortium of Investigation Journalists and BuzzFeed News, document over 200,000 suspicious financial transactions via documents leaked...

Partner Mary Inman discusses whistleblowing, blackballing and the role of compliance in ComplianceLine webinar "Whistleblowing: Defending the Accuser and the Accused"

Posted  09/4/20
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On 25 August 2020, Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman joined Charlie Middleton, an international tax whistleblower, and Roy Snell, co-founder of HCCA and SCCE, on a panel moderated by Nick Gallo, CEO of ComplianceLine, during a webinar entitled “Whistleblowing: Defending the Accuser and the Accused,” which discussed the challenges that reporting of wrongdoings poses for whistleblowers and companies. The...

Australia’s Unfinished Whistleblower Business

Posted  08/21/20
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It hasn’t been a great week for Australian whistleblowers. Two days ago, the Guardian revealed that the Australian Home Affairs Department had inadvertently revealed the identity of a whistleblower by mistakenly sending confidential written materials to another, unrelated complainant’s email address.  The Department apologized for the “blunder,” which is a criminal offense in Australia. A week ago,...

Constantine Cannon’s London Office Provides Response to Ireland’s Request for Consultation on the Transposition of the EU Whistleblowing Directive

Posted  07/24/20
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Members of the Constantine Cannon London whistleblower team, Mary Inman, Carolina González, and Alicja Dijakiewicz-Kocon, recently prepared and submitted a response to the Irish government’s request for public consultation on the transposition of the new EU Whistleblowing Directive. The Directive, which must be transposed into the national laws of EU Member States by 2021, establishes a common minimum standard for...

Investigative Journalists Face Increasing Threats from Corrupt Regimes

Posted  06/26/20
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Journalists around the globe are facing increasingly serious threats to their safety and freedom as they report stories that do not please corrupt governments.  Most recently, Maria Ressa—a globally renowned investigative journalist from the Philippines—was found guilty last week for what is, by all accounts, a trumped-up charge of “cyber libel” based on a law that did not even exist at the time of the...
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