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Tech Whistleblowers Needed: Inquire Within

Posted  08/16/19
Facebook, Google, Samsung, Microsoft – we rely on large tech companies to safeguard our privacy and time and again they let us down. Yet tech companies are known to be highly selective employers, hiring the best and brightest and often paying better than companies in other industries. So how is it that they remain vulnerable to data breaches with such talent at their disposal? Cisco whistleblower James Glenn has...

Constantine Cannon Client’s Historic False Claims Act Settlement Against Cisco for Cybersecurity Fraud Makes Headlines

Posted  08/9/19
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If you’ve ever seen a heist movie, you likely know the scene. The technology-savvy member of a motley crew of criminals is huddled in a van or in a secret lair, surrounded by monitors. After a tense few minutes of maniacal typing, he or she yells “I’m in!” and hacks into the video surveillance system of the target hotel/casino/museum. In an instant, the cameras switch off or go to a pre-taped reel, and the...

Cisco Whistleblower Represented by Constantine Cannon Wins First-Ever False Claims Act Settlement for Cybersecurity Fraud

Posted  07/31/19
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In the first cybersecurity whistleblower case ever successfully litigated under the False Claims Act, Cisco Systems, Inc. has agreed to an $8.6 million settlement to resolve allegations it knowingly sold vulnerable video surveillance software to federal, state and local government agencies, exposing government systems to the risk of unauthorized access and the manipulation of vital information. This qui tam...

Partner Eric Havian Leads Panel with Leaders of SEC, CFTC, IRS Whistleblower Programs

Posted  05/2/19
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For the second year in a row, Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian led a panel at OffshoreAlert’s annual North American conference on Financial Intelligence and Investigations that included representatives from each of the major U.S. financial whistleblower programs. The panel, entitled “Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach Of U.S. Programs” included SEC Whistleblower...

New EU Rules Give Protection to Whistleblowers

Posted  04/26/19
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On April 16, 2019, a new directive was adopted by the European Parliament aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing and protecting whistleblowers from retaliation. The new rules guarantee greater levels of protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law in several sectors, including financial services, money laundering, product safety, data protection, environmental protection and nuclear safety. EU...

Question of the Week — Will we see you at the OffshoreAlert Conference?

Posted  04/24/19
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Publisher OffshoreAlert, which bills itself as “the unofficial financial regulator” and specializes in reporting about offshore financial centers with an emphasis on fraud investigations, is hosting its annual North American conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 28-30th in Miami, Florida. For a second year, Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian will lead a panel with representatives...

Constantine Cannon Partner Mary Inman Weighs in on UK Financial Watchdog’s Whistleblower Team

Posted  04/4/19
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Constantine Cannon attorney Mary Inman recently weighed in on the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s leanly staffed whistleblower office, which employs seven individuals and runs on less money than the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) provides its chief executive in annual salary. In contrast, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission employs 21 people in its Office of the Whistleblower, which not only evaluates...

CFTC Pays Whistleblower Award for Related Action Brought by Another Federal Regulator

Posted  03/14/19
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On March 4, 2019, the CFTC announced an award of $2 million to an anonymous whistleblower who was not an insider, but provided “critical information through independent analysis of market data” that lead to several million in recoveries by two regulatory agencies. Moreover, as the Order makes clear, the whistleblower’s $2 million award is based not just on the CFTC’s recovery, but also on a recovery in a...

Canada Makes First Securities Fraud Whistleblower Award

Posted  03/6/19
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The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced last week roughly CAD $7.5 million in whistleblower awards to three individuals who reported violations of Ontario securities laws.  The awards are the first ever by a Canadian securities regulator.  In keeping with its commitment to protecting the confidentiality of whistleblowers, the OSC did not disclose any information that might reveal the whistleblowers'...

Constantine Cannon Partner Mary Inman is Quoted in Law360 Article Regarding EU Reform Opening the Door to Whistleblowers

Posted  02/22/19
London partner Mary Inman was quoted in a February 20th, 2019 Law360 article regarding new EU proposals to protect individuals who report attempts by entities or other individuals to violate or circumvent laws. In the article titled “EU Reforms May Help Open Doors For Whistleblowers” Ms. Inman discussed the penalties against Barclays CEO Jes Staley saying, “The sad reality is that regulated business are more...
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