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.

Law360: 4th Circ. To Eye Insider Trading Plea After Newman

The fallout from Newman’s insider trading law rewrite continues. More cheating and a less fair market. — Shayne Stevenson “Morgan Stanley said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle with the federal government over its role in the mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis. The settlement …

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Auto industry whistleblower incentive OK’d by U.S. Senate

Whistleblowers in the auto industry save lives; silence kills. We know this. — Shayne Stevenson “A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a U.S. Senate panel today. The vote by 13 Republican and Democratic members of the Senate …

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DOJ to emphasize prosecuting individuals in corporate crimes

Anyone even vaguely familiar with human nature knows you gotta put skin in the game. Fraud leading to jail time is the magic algo. — Shayne Stevenson “The Justice Department will “double down” on its efforts to prosecute individuals culpable for corporate crimes, the agency’s acting No. 2 official said …

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WSJ: SEC Probes Companies’ Treatment of Whistleblowers

The SEC is flexing its muscle to protect whistleblowers. Corporate lawyers will have to go back to the drawing board for new ways to scare whistleblowers and retaliate. — Shayne Stevenson “The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing whether companies are muzzling corporate whistleblowers. In recent weeks the agency has …

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WSJ: CFTC Plan Raises Concern Over Trial by Jury

The CFTC, like the SEC and many other government agencies, is fully entitled to utilize the administrative legal system for adjudication of its enforcement actions against those committing fraud in the commodities and futures markets. It is hardly worthy of note that those who commit fraud should fret over such …

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Whistleblower Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase and Alayne Fleischmann

Ms. Fleischman’s story is the story of many financial fraud whistleblowers. It is important to report on financial immediately. To do that effectively, whether as a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower programs of the SEC or the CFTC, or under the False Claims Act or IRS whistleblower programs, one must …

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