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Entries in Whistleblower (216)

Friday
Oct132017

SEC awards whistleblower $1 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday awarded a company outsider more than $1 million for helping stop illegal practices that were hurting investors.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Study: Whistleblower reward programs discourage whistleblowers

A new study found that financial rewards can unintentionally cause whistleblowers to delay reporting fraud or not report it at all. 

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Thursday
Sep072017

Compliance Alert: Due diligence under the UK’s Criminal Finances Act 2017

The most important thing for a company to remember when dealing with the Criminal Finances Act Gross Human Rights Abuse provisions is that it appears to be designed as a strict liability regime with no statutory defenses available.

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Friday
Aug182017

Sanofi-Aventis awarded $38 million for blowing whistle on EpiPen maker

Big Pharma Sanofi-Aventis was awarded $38.7 million Thursday as its share of a $465 million False Claims Act settlement by Mylan for knowingly misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed to Medicaid.

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Tuesday
Aug152017

Frances McLeod: How to deal with the mess known as EU to U.S. data transfer law

Frances McLeod, a founding partner of Forensic Risk Alliance, is spending a lot of time helping clients deal with EU privacy and data protection issues.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Bitkower and Bartholomew: Supreme Court to consider dueling definitions of ‘whistleblower’

The whistleblower provisions of Dodd-Frank have been beset with interpretive difficulties, in part because of uncertainty regarding Dodd-Frank’s relationship to the whistleblower protections of the earlier Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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Friday
Aug042017

Video: After ten years, we blow the whistle

August 7 will mark a decade since our first post in this space. And 3,653 days later (counting the leap days), we're still having a ball.

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Friday
Jul282017

SEC awards whistleblower $1.7 million

The SEC Thursday announced a whistleblower award of more than $1.7 million to a company insider.

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Tuesday
Jul252017

SEC announces $2.5 million whistleblower award to government employee

The SEC Tuesday awarded nearly $2.5 million to an employee of a domestic government agency.

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Thursday
Jun152017

Risk Alert – Are asset sales or purchases part of your anti-corruption due diligence and assessments?

When planning your next anti-corruption risk assessment or audit, one area that may deserve closer attention is asset sales and purchases.

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Friday
Jun022017

Former NYC software technician earns $30 million from false claims settlement

A software technician who worked for the City of New York's health care division was awarded $30 million for filing a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged a software vendor misrepresented what its product could do and paid kickbacks to some customers.

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Monday
May152017

Practice Note: How Bio-Rad’s old FCPA settlement became a ‘risk factor’

You would expect investors to be pleased and optimist when their company resolves an FCPA case by paying relatively moderate penalties and landing a DOJ non-prosecution agreement.

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