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International Whistleblowers

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Whistleblower Law and Practice in the U.S. and Beyond – Gonzalez Speaks at Euro Latam Lex Conference

Posted  02/7/20
On February 6, 2020, Carolina Gonzalez of our London Office spoke at the VI International Congress of Euro Latam Lex in Washington, D.C.  This year’s edition focused on “Challenges in Compliance as we Enter the New ‘Roaring Twenties.’”  Carolina’s panel discussed key whistleblower reward programs in the US:  CFTC, SEC, IRS, and the False Claims Act, the expansion of similar programs in other...

Top Ten Whistleblower Developments of 2019

Posted  02/6/20
Slingshot and stones
By any measure, 2019 was a Very Big Year for whistleblowers.  Our annual Top Ten lists identified 2019’s most significant financial recoveries by whistleblowers, as well as recoveries in enforcement actions at the federal and state level involving government procurement, healthcare, financial, tax, and other types of fraud.  But the numbers, as impressive as they are, can’t tell the full story of the impact that...

London Events from the Constantine Cannon Whistleblowing Team

Posted  02/6/20
With the actions of whistleblowers regularly in the news, and media organizations considering issues about the role of whistleblowers, the Constantine Cannon London Whistleblower Team has continued to be an active voice in advocating for whistleblowers before many different audiences.  Among our recent events:

Mary Inman on Closed Circuit

On January 29, 2020, Partner Mary Inman was tapped to appear on the Closed...

Constantine Cannon Hosts Event with Author Tom Mueller, Whistleblowers, and Advocate Groups to Discuss Why Whistleblowers Act

Posted  02/6/20
Tower Bridge London leading specialist UK
Happy New Year! Constantine Cannon’s London Whistleblower Group started 2020 inaugurating a brand new office location and hosting a seminal event titled “The Whistleblower’s Dilemma: Seeking Truth in an Age of Fraud.”

A Common Pattern Driving Whistleblowers?

Partner Mary Inman opened up the evening chatting with Tom Mueller about his recent book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud,...

UK Parliament Introduces Bill to Establish Office of the Whistleblower

Posted  01/29/20
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A bill introduced in the UK Parliament seeks to establish an independent Office of the Whistleblower, which would build upon the current statutory framework and improve whistleblower protections and support. The Office of the Whistleblower Bill, introduced on January 28th by Baroness Susan Kramer, incorporates the recommendations and guidance offered in the 2019 report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on...

Why Whistleblowers Should be Honorary Members of the new Antitrust Strike Force

Posted  12/20/19
When our firm represented a whistleblower who brought down the largest oil companies in Korea for bid-rigging, resulting in fines and penalties of over $360 million, we did not imagine the case would play a role in launching a new initiative, the Justice Department’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force. The Strike Force is an interagency partnership tasked with rooting out collusive schemes like bid-rigging. The new...

EU, UK, and Canadian Whistleblowers Receive New or Enhanced Protections

Posted  12/5/19
By Ginger Buck
Silver Whistle Hanging
Three recent international developments have occurred that will further enable and encourage whistleblowers to report alleged wrongdoing, and provide guidance for employers and organizations to respond to such complaints. The European Union formally adopted a whistleblower protection directive on September 25, 2019, requiring organizations with 50 or more workers to establish internal reporting channels over the...

Malta’s Ongoing Corruption Scandal Renews Focus on Money Laundering

Posted  12/5/19
By Sarah “Poppy” Alexander
Money Hanging on a Clothes Line
The tragic murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017 sparked international outrage—and the fear that nothing would be done to discover who was behind her death.  This turns out not to be the case.  After years of persistence from her family and journalist community, Yorgen Fenech, a gambling, real estate, and energy mogul, was arrested on November 20 for complicity in her murder.  He has...

CFTC Whistleblower Program Annual Report Shows Program Open for Business, yet Challenges Persist

Posted  11/15/19
Screenshot of CFTC Whistleblower Program web page
Fifteen million dollars is how much the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Whistleblower Program paid whistleblowers in FY 2019 according to the agency’s annual report to Congress.  This amount includes:
  • $7 million to one individual whistleblower;
  • Over $2 million to a non-insider whistleblower who provided independent analysis of market data; and,
  • Close to $1.5 million to a...

Partner Mary Inman discusses the new EU Whistleblower Directive on SCCE’s Compliance Perspectives Podcast

Posted  11/8/19
By Mary Inman
Headshot of Attorney Mary Inman
Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman, and Vigjilenca Abazi of Maastricht University, discuss the new European Union Whistleblower Directive with Adam Turteltaub in SCCE’s Compliance Perspectives podcast. Mary Inman explains the differences between U.S. whistleblower programs and the EU directive, as well as the opportunities presented to compliance personnel in light of new research on internal whistleblowing. ...
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