Hagens Berman’s Managing Partner Steve Berman and Head of Whistleblower Practice Shayne Stevenson are routinely featured in national media stories and legal conferences regarding whistleblower cases and fraud litigation. Some of our whistleblower cases have become public and can be found here. Hagens Berman always protects anonymity for whistleblowers wishing to remain unknown.For media inquiries and interviews, contact Ashley Klann by emailing ashleyk@hbsslaw.comor by calling 206-268-9363.

WSJ: Court Decision Foils Insider-Trading Cases

In further rebuff to DOJ prosecutions, the Second Circuit lets an exceedingly narrow insider trading standard stand. — Shayne Stevenson “A federal appeals court decided to leave in place a ruling that restricts the scope of insider-trading prosecutions, setting the stage for additional convictions to be overturned. The Second U.S. Circuit …

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SEC: Companies Cannot Stifle Whistleblowers in Confidentiality Agreements

The SEC today announced a potentially game-changing enforcement action – “The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced its first ever enforcement action against a company for using improperly restrictive language in confidentiality agreements with the potential to stifle the whistleblowing process.” Prior to and especially since the passage of Dodd-Frank …

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Ottawa’s too heavy hand on corporate crime

We can learn more than just hockey from our great neighbors to the north. Treating corporate criminals more like we treat other criminals is a step in the right direction. If you steal from a store, you can’t go back in that store. If you commit fraud on my neighbor, …

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WSJ: Why Fraud Most Often Strikes Elderly Brokers

Fraudulent schemes targeting the most vulnerable are the most appalling. Whistleblowers who know about this kind of fraud perpetrated by broker-dealers and others should give Hagens Berman a call. Join our clients in reporting these criminals to the SEC and the CFTC. Just a few years ago Hagens Berman settled …

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WSJ: The Case for Bringing CFTC Regulation to Bitcoin

Like all emergent fields of commerce, where comes trade so comes fraud. Digital currency represents yet another daunting area of understanding and enforcement for government regulators such as the CFTC, as well as consumers. There is significant risk of fraud in the world of virtual currency and a need for …

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