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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Sillaman and Bernardi: Italy steps up whistleblowing regulation

Since 2001, private Italian companies have been encouraged — through legislative initiatives — to adopt and implement robust compliance programs. Legislative Decree No. 231 of June 8, 2001 (commonly referred to as “Law 231”) allows private companies that chose to adopt specific compliance programs and mechanisms to avoid corporate liability where certain offenses are committed in the interest of the corporation by its directors or employees. 

One notable absence to the Law 231 regime, however, was that it did not contain whistleblower protection provisions.… Continue Reading

Two SEC whistleblowers split $16 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday announced awards of more than $8 million each to two whistleblowers who helped the SEC bring a successful enforcement action.

The SEC denied awards to five other whistleblowers for the same case.… Continue Reading

Dangerous times: Advising whistleblowers before they act

The Government Accountability Project — one of the oldest and best whistleblower protection and advocacy organizations — has published Working with Whistleblowers: A Guide for Journalists. It’s broader than it sounds and full of serious advice for would-be whistleblowers or those trying to help them.… Continue Reading

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.

The whistleblower provided “new information and substantial corroborating documentation of a securities law violation by a registered entity that impacted retail customers,” the SEC said. 

It was the first SEC whistleblower award since July 27.… Continue Reading