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A Better Approach for Encouraging Would-Be Whistleblowers to Stand Up and Be Heard

Posted  02/17/21
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There is a clear recognition these days that whistleblowers play a critical role in rooting out fraud and misconduct.  That is why Congress has passed an ever-increasing array of legislation aimed at protecting and rewarding whistleblowers. There is the False Claims Act, which rewards and protects whistleblowers who report fraud against the federal government.  A majority of states have passed analogous state...

Incoming HHS Secretary Becerra will be a champion for whistleblowers

Posted  01/22/21
By Gordon Schnell, Max Voldman
Published in San Francisco Chronicle Most are applauding Xavier Becerra as President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to run the U.S. Health and Human Services.  This is the agency -- with nearly $1.3 trillion at its disposal -- that oversees the safety of our drugs (through FDA), deals with outbreaks and pandemics (through CDC), and administers Medicare and Medicaid.  It is at the epicenter of ensuring our ultimate...

Vote Here Now for the 2020 Whistleblower of the Year

Posted  01/8/21
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Thank you for voting for the 2020 Whistleblower of the Year. Polls are now closed and we are pleased to announce that Rebekah Jones is our 2020 winner!
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,...

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...
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