Christopher R. Hall

Christopher R. Hall

Saul Ewing LLP

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Whistleblower verdict upheld against Chicago State University

A Cook County judge recently upheld the verdict in a whistleblower case against Chicago State University. In February 2014, former university employee James Crowley told a jury that Chicago State fired him after he reported...more

10/3/2014 - Ethics Universities Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

White Collar Watch - August 2014

In This Issue: - Court of Appeals asked to clarify scope of Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower protections - Supreme Court to address circuit splits on wartime tolling and first-to-file bar - IRS amends...more

9/4/2014 - Dodd-Frank First-to-File IRS SCOTUS Tolling Whistleblower Awards Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

Court of Appeals asked to clarify scope of Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower protections

A federal court of appeals has been asked to clarify the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010’s (“Dodd-Frank” or “Act”) whistleblower protections. Specifically, the court has been...more

8/29/2014 - Compliance Dodd-Frank Popular Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Whistleblower’s one-two punch: Confidential informant/employee spurs criminal investigation, then successfully sues individual...

Schuylkill Products case highlights how a whistleblower can put an employer on track to face both criminal and civil proceedings under the False Claims Act....more

6/4/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Civil Liability Criminal Prosecution DBE Program Employer Liability Issues False Billing FCA Qui Tam Whistleblowers

White Collar Watch - June 2014

In This Issue: - Whistleblower’s one-two punch: Confidential informant/employee spurs criminal investigation, then successfully sues individual company owner in qui tam action - Alleged illegal recruiting for...more

6/3/2014 - Colleges Criminal Prosecution False Claims Act First-to-File Hiring & Firing Qui Tam Recruitment Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch

In This Issue: - Federal court unseals rare False Claims Act complaint against home mortgage servicer - Qui tam relators target – and gain access to – internal investigation on ground that attorney-client...more

5/6/2014 - Banks False Claims Act Mortgages Qui Tam Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - March 2014

In This Issue: - SEC at odds with Siemens over whether whistleblower protections extend to employees who report wrongdoing directly to their companies - Fourth Circuit decision tolling False Claims Act statute...more

3/31/2014 - False Claims Act Fraud SEC Siemens Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - February 2014

Contents - False Claims Act ruling opens door to large damage awards... pages 1 - 2 - Supreme Court asked if state universities are exempt from liability under the False Claims Act... pages 2 - 4 -...more

2/28/2014 - False Claims Act Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Hospice Medicare SCOTUS Universities Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - January 2014

In This Issue: - SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Report shows best practices make for an effective compliance and ethics program - In unprecedented move, government seeks to extend the responsible...more

1/28/2014 - Bid Rigging Compliance Dodd-Frank Ethics SEC Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - November 2013

In This Issue: - The true cost of fines: Bills would address tax break for corporate fines - Senate approves new protection for criminal antitrust whistleblowers - Justice Department sinks ex-Navy...more

11/26/2013 - Antitrust Investigations Corporate Taxes DOJ Fines Kickbacks Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - August 2013

Contents - SEC Changes Course: Some Companies Must Now Admit Wrongdoing - Fifth Circuit’s Recent Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Ruling May Benefit Employers - “Love and Marriage” – New Jersey Supreme Court...more

8/26/2013 - Compliance Dodd-Frank Evidence Marital Communications Privilege SEC Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes Wiretapping

White Collar Watch - April 2013

In This Issue: - Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes “Protected Activity” Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status - Doing Time: A Requirement for White Collar Crime? - Casting a Smaller Net:...more

4/23/2013 - CMS Continuing Medical Education Financial Conduct Authority Fraud GPOs Protected Activity Publicly-Traded Companies Sarbanes-Oxley Settlement Shareholders Sunshine Act Transparency Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

The SEC’s Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program: Statistics Suggest Best Practices for an Effective Compliance and...

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, released November 2012, provides the first complete year of data on the activities of the Office of the Whistleblower (“OWB”)...more

12/20/2012 - Compliance Dodd-Frank Ethics Sanctions SEC Whistleblowers

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