Whistleblower Law Resources

Blowing the whistle on dangerous and deceitful practices is more important now than ever. Whistleblowers play a crucial role in keeping the public healthy and safe. Protesting fraud and abuse – whether as an employee of the government, a health care facility, or a pharmaceutical company – is a courageous act that should not...
By Alexis Ronickher and Matthew LaGarde This article first appeared in Security Magazine on April 28, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to convert all or nearly all their employees to remote work in efforts to continue operating. While many companies had remote work capabilities in place before, few had...
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, which included the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a $349 billion economic stimulus initiative to provide small businesses and non-profit...
Contact UsWhat is the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program? For an in-depth explanation of the nuts and bolts, read KMB's CFTC Whistleblower Practice Guide, written by Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Lisa J. Banks and Michael A. Filoromo. Recently updated in 2020 with information regarding...
Speaking out about illegal activity on the part of an employer or customer is a bold act, but it can sometimes lead to retaliation, or even termination of your employment. Katz, Marshall & Banks has the expertise and experience to help you navigate federal and state whistleblower-protection laws that prohibit such...
When passing the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (“WPA”), Congress stated that the intent of the legislation “was to strengthen and improve protection for the rights of Federal employees, to prevent reprisals, and to help eliminate wrongdoing within the Government.”  The Act, along with the Whistleblower Protection...
Contact UsMillions of individuals and businesses are affected by cybercrime each year, and the number of incidents is on the rise. For companies and government agencies to effectively protect the confidential personal and business information they possess, their employees must alert them to lax cybersecurity standards and...
This article was first published in Corporate Complaince Insights by Michael Filoromo and Zac Arbitman of Youman & Caputo, LLC. Whistleblower award programs established by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) hit their strides in 2018. Less than a decade after its...
The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is a federal law that prohibits the making of false or fraudulent claims for payment to the United States. 31 U.S.C. § 3729. The False Claims Act also protects whistleblowers who investigate or report information in furtherance of potential suits under the Act from being discharged or...
Businesses can legitimately maximize their profits by minimizing their tax liability. When they violate the law by paying less than their fair share, however, other taxpayers have to pick cover the shortfall, and all taxpayers suffer. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has instituted a strong whistleblower reward program...

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