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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.

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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WSJ: Citigroup, Barclays Nearing $800M Settlement On Private Forex Lawsuit

Market manipulation, broadly understood, poisons our marketplace through its many disguises. Exchange rate manipulation is particularly devious, corrupting benchmarks relied upon by a variety of market participants. The rate rigging involved with Forex laid bare several A-list wall street banks and the culture of corruption that has become commonplace. JP …

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Ex-UBS Exec Acquitted by Jury in IRS Probe

These cases are not easy for prosecutors. Kudos to those officials willing to take a case with challenges to a jury. Companies do not commit tax fraud, people do. When acting on behalf of a corporation in the commission of fraud, both the company and the persons involved need to …

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Study Shows Whistleblowing Yields Stiffer Punishments on Fraudsters

Research confirms what common sense tells us—whistleblowers (like other witnesses) are often indispensable to the investigation and prosecution of a fraud case. Whistleblowers serve a vital public function that research shows leads not only to cases that would not otherwise exist, but also give leverage to prosecutors to build stronger …

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Whistleblower Catches BP Overcharging Scheme

High praise goes to this BP whistleblower for standing up against the exploiting of California taxpayers by a global oil company accused of illegally hiking the price it charges for natural gas sold to the state of California. The False Claims Act prohibits all forms of fraud against the government, …

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