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Importance of Whistleblowers

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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.

SEC Chair Gives Big Shout Out for Whistleblowers

Posted  05/1/15
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="288"] Photo Credit: sec.gov[/caption] By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Yesterday, SEC Chair Mary Jo White spoke at Northwestern University Law School on the invaluable role of the corporate whistleblower and the still burgeoning SEC whistleblower program that she describes as a "game changer" for government enforcement.  Here is her summary of the program's many...

DOJ Gets Failing Marks For Treatment Of FBI Whistleblowers

Posted  02/27/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week released its much anticipated report on the Department of Justice's treatment of FBI whistleblowers.  The GAO's findings do not speak well of the government's treatment of this particular class of intelligence whistleblower.  In short, the GAO found the DOJ has not properly handled complaints of FBI whistleblower...

War On Whistleblowers Continues To Sink United States World Press Freedom Ranking

Posted  02/19/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The United States continues to fall in how it compares to the rest of the free (and not so free) world in its freedom of the press.  At least that is the view of the international press rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), in its just-released 2015 World Press Freedom Index.  It is the most recent edition of RWB's annual survey of how much freedom journalists and...

With Jeffrey Sterling Conviction, The Great Whistleblower/Leaker Divide Endures

Posted  01/29/15
By Gordon Schnell There has been no slowdown in the government's crackdown on intelligence whistleblowers. This despite the storm of support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and his revelations on the spy agency's largely renounced, and according to one federal court, "almost Orwellian," secret phone tapping program. See The Redemption of Edward Snowden. After Monday's jury conviction of former CIA officer...

Holder Calls for Larger Whistleblower Awards

Posted  09/18/14
By Marlene Koury Attorney General Eric Holder wants to raise the award limits for Wall Street whistleblowers, citing the need to provide greater incentives to blow the whistle. In a speech he gave yesterday at New York University, Holder said whistleblowers provide critical information to investigators in prosecuting cases, but the incentives provided to certain whistleblowers are simply insufficient. Holder's...
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