Whistleblower & Qui Tam Blog

November 2019

International Whistleblowers Eligible for Multi-Million Dollar Rewards

Financial Intelligence Conference to Feature Presentation by Leading Whistleblower Lawyer on How Non-US. Citizens Have Obtained Millions of Dollars in Whistleblower Rewards by Using American Laws

Stephen M. Kohn, partner at whistleblower law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Whistleblower Center, will join the 2019 Offshore Alert Conference Europe on November  11th to discuss the American whistleblower programs that have rewarded non-US citizens millions of dollars in compensation for reporting overseas violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other major anti-corruption laws, including securities and commodities violations, money laundering, bank secrecy, and tax evasion.

“It is absolutely essential that international whistleblowers understand how they can use U.S. laws to safely report corruption, protect themselves and qualify for large financial rewards,” Kohn said.

“European whistleblower laws are behind the times. The modern whistleblower reward laws have transnational application and can result in non-US citizens obtaining large financial compensation for reporting frauds including, violation of the FCPA, money laundering, and bank secrecy. To fight corruption effectively, the circulation of information regarding the transnational impact of US reward laws is imperative.”

Kohn currently represents whistleblowers whose allegations concern wrongdoing from South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), said the following about international whistleblowers:

“. . . it makes no difference whether . . . the claimant was a foreign national, the claimant resides overseas, the information was submitted from overseas, or the misconduct comprising the U.S. securities law violation occurred entirely overseas.”

The OffShore Alert Conference Europe will be held at Leonardo Royal London St. Paul’s in London from November 11-12, 2019.

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The Whistleblower Blog is an editorially independent news and information source, sponsored by a pro bono public service project by Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP. The blog highlights important news, legal developments and policy issues critical to whistleblowers and their advocates, both in the United States and internationally. The contributors to this blog are respected leaders in their fields, including the authors of key whistleblower law books, current and former legal professors, spokespersons before Congressional committees and other public bodies, directors of non-profit whistleblower advocacy groups, and prominent attorneys specializing in representing/assisting whistleblowers in the United States and throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

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