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Supreme Court Poised to Eviscerate Internal Reporting

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
U.S. Supreme CourtWashington, D.C. November 28, 2017. Rejecting arguments by Senator Charles Grassley, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and numerous representatives from the whistleblower community, during today’s oral argument in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers (No. 16-1276), the U.S. Supreme Court Justices expressed support for stripping internal whistleblowers of protection under the Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”).… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Hears Major Whistleblower Case Today

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, News
Supreme Court Hears Major Whistleblower Case TodayThousands of Whistleblowers At-Risk of Losing Protection WASHINGTON, DC – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, November 28, 2017 — The United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument today in a major precedent setting whistleblower case, Digital Realty Trust v. Somers. the first whistleblower case under the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) to reach the Supreme Court.… Continue Reading

Thousands of Whistleblower Cases in Jeopardy

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
This term the U.S. Supreme Court will decide Digital Realty Trust v. Somers (Digital), one of the most important whistleblower cases to come before the Court in 20-years.   The Chamber of Commerce and its Wall Street allies want to strip all employees who report securities frauds internally to their compliance departments or managers from protection under the Dodd-Frank Act’s (DFA)… Continue Reading

The FCA Strongly Encourages Businesses to Maintain Effective Internal Compliance Programs

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, False Claims / Qui Tam
The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s misinformation, and explain why the… Continue Reading

The Sky Has Not Yet Fallen

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
So far, the sky has not fallen. That's not to say there isn't some curious weather activity. Now that the SEC has logged at least seven full months of the Dodd Frank whistleblower program, it's worth taking a moment for a brief status check on what we have learned so far.… Continue Reading

“From Whistleblower to RICO Claimant”

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Originally Published by FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog Author: Thomas Fox The holiday season is past and many of us have returned to work. However, if you are a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) there is a gift that you may wish to give yourself, it is “The Whistleblower’s Handbook – A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself”… Continue Reading