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Corporate Whistleblowing 2020: Where We Are Today and Where We're Going

About the Program

Enforcement agencies rely heavily on corporate employees and other insiders to blow the whistle on fraud, bribery, and other complex and sophisticated schemes. Without whistleblowers, the government loses its ability to promptly and effectively address corporate wrongdoing and to hold high-level corporate officials accountable for the schemes they have fostered and encouraged.

This panel of practitioners and scholars will share their expertise on corporate whistleblowing in the United States and in the European Union. The panel will discuss the laws and government institutions that manage corporate whistleblowing and the behavioral incentives to suppress or come forward with pertinent information. Practitioners who represent whistleblowers, corporate defendants, and who have practiced as federal prosecutors will offer their views and expertise regarding whistleblowing and whistleblowing policy. The panel’s scholars will explore several of whistleblowing’s structural and doctrinal challenges.

Moderated by Brooklyn Law School Professor of Law Miriam Baer, this wide-ranging discussion will address contemporary challenges and future predictions for a practice that has become a strong component of corporate enforcement.

Panelists

Mary Inman, Head of International Whistleblower practice, Constantine Cannon LLP, San Francisco and London offices
Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher, Goethe University, Frankfurt, affiliated at SciencesPo, Paris; Fordham University School of Law, NYC
Jennifer M. Pacella, Assistant Professor in the Business Law and Ethics Department, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and scholar in domestic whistleblowing.
Winston M. Paes '03, Debevoise & Plimpton; Former Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York

Moderator

Miriam Baer, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation