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Entries in Whistleblower (243)

Wednesday
May152019

Whistleblower protection protocols are now a key element of FCPA compliance

As whistleblower protection continues to grow as an important part of the compliance landscape worldwide, companies should be prepared for the inevitable increase in incidents requiring investigation. This includes allegations of corruption and bribery, which can present significant challenges when raised through internal whistleblower channels.

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Friday
Feb152019

New Brazil bill seeks to add NPAs and whistleblower rewards

Earlier this month, the Brazilian Minister of Justice Sergio Moro presented a bill proposing an "anticrime package," establishing “measures against corruption, organized crime and crimes committed with serious violence.”

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Tuesday
Jan222019

Practice Alert: Avoiding pitfalls during Russia corporate investigations

Corporate investigations in Russia are conducted in a heavily regulated environment. They are further complicated by numerous practical challenges. Observing the legal and factual requirements is like navigating through a minefield. Below I briefly describe some of the pitfalls.

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Wednesday
Dec192018

New York regulator fines Barclays $15 million for whistleblower program flaws

Barclays CEO Jes Staley ignored his CCO and GCNew York's Department of Financial Services fined Barclays Bank PLC and its New York branch $15 million Tuesday because of attempts by the bank’s CEO, Jes Staley, to unmask a whistleblower "in contravention of Barclays’ established whistleblowing policies and procedures." 

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Wednesday
Nov282018

Why don't we trust whistleblowers?

I'm an accounting professor turned documentary filmmaker and I study how whistle blowing impacts fraud detection and prevention in organizations.

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Monday
Sep242018

Overseas whistleblower awarded $4 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded an overseas whistleblower $4 million for "extensive assistance" resulting in a successful action, the agency said Monday. 

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Thursday
Sep062018

SEC awards two whistleblowers $54 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $39 million to one whistleblower Thursday and $15 million to another in the same case for information that helped the agency "bring an important enforcement action." 

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Wednesday
Aug292018

Jesse Van Genugten: Whistleblowing in the Netherlands may drive you crazy

The Netherlands, a country well respected in many regards for its commitment to organized labor and workers' rights, fails even to marginally protect a different class of vulnerable employee: the whistleblower.

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Tuesday
Aug212018

Martin Kenney: Whistleblowing is still a career-ending suicide mission

I have commented on several occasions about whistleblowing, so my thoughts on the subject are already well documented. I am a strong advocate of whistleblowing as a means of policing rogue companies or the individuals they employ. I have described whistleblowing as an important item in the regulatory toolbox.

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Wednesday
Aug152018

Tillipman and Brownlow: Is the SEC about to weaken the whistleblower program?

On June 28, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to its whistleblower award program and requested comments from the public.

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Thursday
Jul122018

CFTC awards whistleblower $30 million

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced an award of $30 million to a whistleblower Thursday, the biggest award ever under the CFTC's whistleblower program.

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Friday
May112018

Barclays boss Staley fined $870,000 for trying to unmask whistleblower 

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley was fined £642,430 ($871,000) by UK regulators Friday for trying to identify an anonymous whistleblower who made allegations about Staley's role in recruiting another employee.

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