Breaking Down The Whistleblower Defense Dilemma

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 1:00 PM EST) -- Without a doubt, the advent of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower bounty program prompted a drastic increase in the number of individuals providing information of potential wrongdoing to the SEC. Some of these individuals may just be tipsters, but others will become key witnesses in investigations and trials. The prevalence of whistleblowers in cases in greater numbers than ever before and the special protections offered to them creates special challenges for defense attorneys and the companies they represent surrounding the identification, investigation and questioning...
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