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Vote Here Now for the 2020 Whistleblower of the Year

Posted  01/8/21
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Whistleblower Insider wants to hear from you on who should be honored as our 2020 Whistleblower of the Year. As in past years, we are especially interested in those individuals who best encapsulate the qualities of the typical whistleblower — courage, strength, integrity, selflessness and a deep concern for public health and safety. You can choose among the candidates listed below, or identify your own candidate....

Vote Soon for the 2020 Whistleblower of the Year

Posted  12/18/20
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Whistleblower Insider wants to hear from you on who should be honored as our 2020 Whistleblower of the Year.  As in previous years, we are especially interested in those individuals who best encapsulate the qualities of the typical whistleblower — courage, strength, integrity, selflessness and a deep concern for public health and safety.  And please add in the comments section why your candidate is deserving of...

December 14, 2020

An unidentified SEC whistleblower with audit responsibilities will receive an award of $300,000 based on a finding that the individual reasonably believed that the entity would engage in conduct which would impede an SEC investigation.  The award recognizes that the individual provided high-quality information and continuing assistance during the SEC investigation.  SEC

Why whistleblower advocates should care about the Alien Tort Statute

Posted  12/7/20
By Sarah “Poppy” Alexander
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False Claims Act (FCA) lawyers love to talk about our statute’s robust history, signed by Abe Lincoln to hold corporations accountable for cheating the government during the Civil War.  The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) is a liability statute with an even longer history—passed as part of the First Judiciary Act in 1789, the ATS grants federal jurisdiction to cases concerning torts in violation of the law of nations. ...

Mary Inman talks about whistleblowers as forward indicators of risk for their employers on “What Does It Profit?” podcast

Posted  12/4/20
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On November 11, 2020, Dr. Dawn Carpenter and Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman discussed what happens when employees’ serious concerns go unheeded by company management on the What Does It Profit podcast. The podcast kicked off with Mary discussing whistleblowers as a valuable resource for companies’ management, as well as the challenges whistleblowers and companies face when wrongdoings are reported. Mary...

Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman and Nick Gallo, Co-CEO of ComplianceLine, discuss whistleblowing in the US and around the globe

Posted  11/6/20
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On October 26, 2020, international whistleblower lawyer, Mary Inman, joined Nick Gallo, CEO of ComplianceLine, on a podcast “The Ethics Experts,” which is part of the Compliance Podcast Network. Discussions commenced with Mary explaining the various US whistleblower reward programs (CFTCSECIRS, and the False Claims Act). She then described the vital role whistleblower lawyers play in guiding...

Call to Albany: Time to reward insurance fraud whistleblowers

Posted  10/29/20
By Gordon Schnell, Max Voldman
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(Published in Times Union) Here is an idea for Albany. It would significantly strengthen the State's efforts to combat fraud, inject the State with tens of millions of dollars a year in added revenue, and most importantly, better protect the health and welfare of all New Yorkers. All it would entail is expanding New York's whistleblower rewards regime to include individuals exposing insurance fraud. New York...

Whistleblowing As a Civic Duty: Now Is the Time To Act

Posted  10/23/20
By Edward Baker
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With voting in the 2020 election underway and the presidential debates behind us, now is a good time to reflect on the importance of civic duties to the preservation of American democracy.  Voting, paying taxes, serving on a jury, and registering with selective service are all examples of such duties—responsibilities which, if ignored or unfulfilled by enough individuals, will cause the institutional fabric holding...

A Better Approach to Fighting Fraud in West-Virginia: Bring in the Whistleblowers

Posted  10/12/20
By Gordon Schnell, Max Voldman
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(Guest Essay Published in the Dominion Post) As the saying goes, Mountaineers are always free in West Virginia.  Unfortunately, the cost of fraud is not.  And as evidenced by the eye-popping $50 million fraud settlement the federal government just secured from Wheeling Hospital, there is a lot of fraud going around these days.  The problem for the Mountain State is it does not have the proper tools to deal with...

Partner Mary Inman and Theranos whistleblower, Erika Cheung, speak on the Forbes' stage about whistleblowers & corporate accountability

Posted  10/9/20
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On 30 October 2019, Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman and Erika Cheung, founder of Ethics in Entrepreneurship and a former whistleblower who reported Theranos to health regulators, shared the stage in Detroit at the Forbes 30 under 30 conference to discuss the importance of whistleblowers and corporate accountability, as captured in the video below. The discussions kicked off with Erika’s experience...
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