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Importance of Whistleblowers

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“We are on the verge of a cultural paradigm shift” on Whistleblowers – Constantine Cannon Partner, Mary Inman

Posted  10/18/19
Headshot of Attorney 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...

New York Poised to Become One of Most Whistleblower-Friendly Places

Posted  10/17/19
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As anonymous whistleblowers make national headlines daily, so do the attacks on their integrity and calls to reveal their identity. In order to combat the chilling effect on the courageous individuals who report fraud or misconduct, New Yorkers—both at the state and city level—are doubling down on whistleblower protections and encouraging observers of corruption to come forward. Lat week, New York Attorney...

Catch Our Rising Star!

Posted  10/17/19
Headshot of Attorney MRonickher
Law360 has tapped Michael Ronickher, partner in the whistleblower practice at Constantine Cannon, for its 2019 Rising Star series.  Law360 selected Mike for his work representing whistleblowers in all manner of reward programs, including his role in the groundbreaking cybersecurity whistleblower case against Cisco. What motivates Mike?  His clients: “Our clients are a real reason that we all get out of bed in...

Constantine Cannon Attorneys Speak on Whistleblowing at Investigative Film Festival

Posted  10/16/19
CC’s Mary Inman speaking on panel, “The Big Chill”
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...

How to Become an IRS Whistleblower: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

Posted  10/16/19
Although the New York False Claims Act allows whistleblowers to bring lawsuits based on violations of the state’s tax laws, the federal False Claims Act (FCA) specifically excludes tax claims. Fortunately, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 created an IRS Whistleblower Office dedicated to working with whistleblowers. Deciding to be a whistleblower is an important decision. Each prospective whistleblower...

Media Roundup: Constantine Cannon Attorneys on the Ukraine Whistleblower

Posted  10/11/19
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...

Florida Pharma Whistleblower Case Results in FCA Settlement by Private Equity Firm

Posted  09/27/19
Last week, the government announced that compounding pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC, known as Patient Care America (“PCA”), its executives, and the private equity firm managing the pharmacy Riordan, Lewis & Haden Inc., had agreed to pay over $21 million to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by executing a kickback scheme to generate referrals of TRICARE patients. The allegations...

How to Report Visa Fraud for a Whistleblower Reward

Posted  09/25/19
Statute of Liberty overlooking NY harbor
Last week, the government announced that India-based management consulting firm Mu Sigma would pay $2.5 million to settle claims that it evaded H-1B visa requirements and brought employees to the U.S. on B1 visitor visas, misrepresenting the nature of their intended employment. In announcing the settlement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated that the Mu Sigma investigation was launched by a whistleblower...

Whistleblowers are Watching – Will the National Security Whistleblower be Heard?

Posted  09/23/19
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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.

Posted  09/18/19
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,...
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