An Anonymous Whistleblower Speaks

  • September 14, 2020

In our work representing whistleblowers, we see that one of the greatest challenges they face is forced silence. Due to the reasonable fear of retaliation and, in many cases, industry-wide blacklisting, whistleblowers cannot safely come forward. Even through anonymous reporting to the SEC, individuals rarely have the opportunity to speak their truth, articulating the reasons why they have come forward.

The motivation for corporate misconduct is transparent. The architects of wrongdoing are understood. Not so for the corporate whistleblower.

Today, we were both proud and gratified to read our client’s side of the coin in an article in Institutional Investor. It was an illuminating telling, that spelled out the misconduct at Orthofix, the process to verify it, and the reasons for doing so. The whistleblower also made clear that the ability to report anonymously, coupled with the monetary incentives are powerful motivators.

Our client suggested that financial analysts are uniquely positioned to be SEC whistleblowers. We suggest that the universe of potential whistleblowers is even larger.

Hopefully, they will hear our client’s story and tell their own.

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