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Importance of Whistleblowers

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A Big Friday for Whistleblowers

Posted  12/21/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In what might be a first of its kind for whistleblowers and the government, this past Friday there were four significant government fraud recoveries all initiated by whistleblowers. In the midst of what is certainly an ever-expanding parade of whistleblower-prompted fraud settlements by the government, this may be the only time four major settlements were announced in a single...

DOJ Announces Another Banner Year For False Claims Act Recoveries -- Whistleblowers Continue to Lead the Charge

Posted  12/4/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Yesterday, to much fanfare, the Department of Justice announced it had obtained more than $3.5 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for its fiscal year 2015.  It is the fourth year in a row the $3.5 billion mark has been crossed, and brings to more than $26 billion the total FCA recoveries the government has obtained since 2009.  And once again, as the DOJ made clear...

Yes, we need whistleblower rewards

Posted  12/3/15
By Gordon Schnell (published in The FCPA Blog) Congress could not have been any clearer in its statutory design. Nor the SEC any more outspoken in its revitalized approach to government enforcement. Whistleblower rewards work. Even more, they are an indispensable component of the modern regulatory scheme. This is borne out in the unmistakable success of the Dodd-Frank and False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower...

In Their Own Words — Grassley

Posted  11/20/15

-- “WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE HEROES.  THEY OUGHT TO BE CELEBRATED, NOT IGNORED, SIDELINED OR FIRED.  WHISTLEBLOWERS WERE CRITICAL IN EXPOSING THE VA SCANDALS, AND THEY’RE CRITICAL TO FIXING WHAT’S WRONG AT THE AGENCY.”

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) commenting on the introduction of the bi-partisan VA Patient Protection Act.  Click here for more.

In Their Own Words — McCaskill

Posted  10/27/15

-- "[W]histleblowers play a critical role in protecting tax dollars by shining a light on waste, fraud and abuse within the federal government."

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), in a letter she wrote yesterday to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus calling for more information on how the Navy is dealing with Rear Admiral Brian Losey who "despite a recommendation from the Department of Defense Inspector General . . . is not being...

In Their Own Words — Kiriakou

Posted  10/20/15

-- "All of us need to start treating whistleblowers as guardians, not traitors.  And if we value what freedoms we have left, we should demand that our government do the same."

John Kiriakou, former CIA analyst and whistleblower and now an associate fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

New Campaign Aimed at Wall Street Whistleblowers

Posted  10/8/15
By Marlene Koury A new whistleblower platform and campaign was launched this week in hopes of encouraging banking and financial sector employees to blow the whistle on unfair practices and corruption.  The campaign -- Whistleblow Wall Street – will include billboards on Wall Street, along with a leaflet campaign in New York, Washington D.C., St. Louis, and Orlando. The campaign aims to connect with anyone...

June 10, 2013

Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell featured in Business Insider on what other options NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had to air his concerns about the government's massive phone and email surveillance program. Click here to read the article.

May 14, 2015

Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell quoted in The Guardian on the rise in whistleblower cases and the increasingly more positive perception of what it means to be a whistleblower.
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