“We are on the verge of a cultural paradigm shift” on Whistleblowers – Constantine Cannon Partner, Mary Inman
In the Time column "How to Rethink Whistleblowing for Today's Post-Truth World," partner Mary Inman shares her thoughts with Martin Bright, the London Observer journalist who broke the whistleblower story behind the movie “Official Secrets.” Bright’s column grapples with the contributions of whistleblowers in a time of unprecedented disregard of the truth. Says Mary Inman: "We are rapidly moving towards a...
Constantine Cannon Attorneys Speak on Whistleblowing at Investigative Film Festival
Mary Inman and Ed Baker spoke at the fifth annual Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival & Symposium last week in Washington D.C. The DX Film Festival is a project of 100Reporters, a non-profit investigative news organization that works with journalists in the United States and around the world to bring investigative reporting to global audiences.
Films screened at the festival included Academy award-winning...
Media Roundup: Constantine Cannon Attorneys on the Ukraine Whistleblower
As the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry continues to dominate the headlines, numerous Constantine Cannon whistleblower attorneys have been in the news providing experienced commentary on the anonymous whistleblowers who have exposed the alleged misconduct.
On Monday, USA Today published an op-ed by Constantine Cannon whistleblower attorney Noelle Yasso challenging President Trump’s claim that he has a...
Whistleblowers are Watching – Will the National Security Whistleblower be Heard?
In Friday’s Washington Post, Constantine Cannon whistleblower attorney Eric Havian wrote about the potential impact that the current high-profile intelligence community whistleblower battle may have on other potential whistleblowers. “Whistleblowers are almost always ambivalent about speaking up,” writes Havian. For those who may be considering speaking up, Havian is concerned that the administration’s...
When “Shall” Doesn’t Mean “Shall” – the Director of National Intelligence’s refusal to hand over whistleblower complaint undermines executive branch accountability, reports Constantine Cannon’s Harry Litman in The Washington Post and MSNBC.
Whistleblowers, inspectors general, and congressional oversight all serve the purpose of keeping the executive in-check and accountable, says Harry Litman, who was featured on MSNBC, in The Washington Post, and elsewhere for his take on the unprecedented refusal of the executive to produce material for congressional oversight.
A whistleblower submitted information to the intelligence-community inspector general,...
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
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
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...
Constantine Cannon Partner Mary Inman Weighs in on Standard Chartered Allegations
London partner Mary Inman was quoted in articles regarding recent allegations that British banking and financial services company Standard Chartered (StanChart) handled more than $56 billion dollars in illegal transactions with entities connected to Iran. The allegations are spelled out in a whistleblower suit against StanChart originally filed in 2012, voluntarily dismissed, and then refiled in late 2018.