June 19, 2019
The IRS whistleblower program would greatly improve under bill passed by Congress
Congress has passed a key bipartisan IRS reform bill with important improvements to the IRS whistleblower program that needs only President Trump’s signature to become law. UPDATE: President Trump signed...
June 07, 2019
SEC’s $4.5M whistleblower award underscores consequences of Digital Realty ruling
A recent Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower reward marks the first time the agency has issued an award to a whistleblower who reported alleged corporate misconduct to the whistleblower’s...
May 14, 2019
More whistleblowers would be protected under bill passed by House committee
The House Financial Services Committee last week approved a bill that would extend the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act to whistleblowers who suffer retaliation before they report possible...
May 07, 2019
Latest CFTC whistleblower award reflects assistance given to another federal regulator
Whistleblower awards by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission now total more than $88.5 million, with the news of a CFTC whistleblower award of $1.5 million this week. The recent CFTC whistleblower...
May 03, 2019
“Hertz Makes A Rare Move By Suing Former Executives”
Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton makes a strong case for clawbacks in her latest article for Forbes.com, in which she analyzes the decision by car-rental giant Hertz to sue former executives for...
April 04, 2019
Proposed tax bill would improve IRS whistleblower program
Congress is considering improvements to the IRS whistleblower program as part of bipartisan legislation that would make important changes to the Internal Revenue Service. The Taxpayer First Act of 2019,...
March 19, 2019
False Claims Act statute of limitations set for Supreme Court parsing in Cochise case
The Supreme Court will resolve in the Cochise case differing lower court opinions about the statute of limitations in qui tam cases when the government does not join the whistleblower lawsuit.
February 08, 2019
Sprint’s $330 million settlement with New York sets record for state false claims cases
Sprint’s recent $330 million settlement with the New York State Attorney General’s Office set a record for the largest settlement for a single state under a state’s false claims law. The settlement,...
February 07, 2019
FCC creates a new division to fight fraud in Universal Service Fund programs
The Federal Communications Commission has stepped up its efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse in Universal Service Fund programs by establishing a fraud division within the FCC Enforcement Bureau....
January 17, 2019
US Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s Confirmation Hearing – The False Claims Act And Whistleblowers
At the confirmation hearing for US attorney general nominee William Barr before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 15, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) questioned Barr about his views of the False Claims...