By Mary Jane Wilmoth on Posted in NewsOn Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Senator Charles Grassley and the Securities and Exchange Commission joined the National Whistleblower Center in supporting the whistleblower in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers (No. 16-1276) by filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court.… Continue Reading
By Mary Jane Wilmoth on Posted in Corporate WhistleblowersThis 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
By Stephen Kohn on Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers,False Claims / Qui TamThe 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
By Donna Boehme on Posted in Corporate WhistleblowersHoly Wal-Mart Whitewash, Batman! Without a doubt, the unfolding Wal-Mart bribery scandal in Mexico (coming soon to a business school case study near you) is ripe for "lessons learned" for governance experts everywhere.… Continue Reading
By Donna Boehme on Posted in Corporate WhistleblowersSo 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
By on Posted in Corporate WhistleblowersOriginally 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