Erika Kelton in The Wall Street Journal, 2/17/11.
. . . Lawyers for whistleblowers counter that requiring internal reporting would kill the program by discouraging would-be tipsters from coming forward for fear of being identified.
“If mandated internal reporting were required, it would be like turning off the tap” of whistleblower tips, said Erika Kelton of law firm Phillips & Cohen LLP.