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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

SEC whistleblower collects $2.2 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday awarded more than $2.2 million to a former company insider who first reported the information to another federal agency before taking it to the SEC.… Continue Reading

Alere whistleblower collects $5.6 million

A senior quality control analyst at Alere filed a qui tam lawsuit alleging the company’s testing and diagnostic devices for heart patients and others were unreliable.

Whistleblower Amanda Wu was awarded $5.6 million when Alere settled the allegations.… Continue Reading

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. … 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