Outside Whistleblowers Are Critical To Exposing Fraud

Law360 (October 14, 2020, 4:54 PM EDT) -- When people think of whistleblowers, they tend to imagine people inside organizations who see wrongdoing and speak up. Many important whistleblowers undoubtedly fit that description.

But if our initial impression misleads us into believing that only insiders count as whistleblowers, we will overlook the many people and organizations that have uncovered massive government and corporate fraud that otherwise would have remained hidden.

Such outside whistleblowers include industry experts, competitors, public interest organizations, data miners and concerned citizens, to name a few. Although they may not have an insider's vantage point, outside whistleblowers often bring resources, experience and perspective that traditional insiders...

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