Whistleblower Law

Tech World Forecast: A Perfect Storm for Whistleblowers

In recent weeks, uncertainty and upheaval have darkened the usually sunny skies over Silicon Valley. Mass layoffs have roiled the tech world. Meta recently laid off 11,000 workers. Twitter cut 3,700 jobs and Lyft released 700 employees. These layoffs followed months of missed earnings projections and a dizzying drop in share prices on the S&P 500. Senator Marco Rubio wrote…

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False Claims Act: The New (Old) Tool in Pursuing Cybersecurity Fraud

As the world becomes more dependent on technology, there have been more and more cybersecurity attacks that leverage vulnerabilities in technology products. Cyberattacks are becoming more prevalent and have established themselves as key threats across different industries, affecting both public and private sectors. State and non-state actors across the globe will all likely engage in more dangerous cyberattacks in the…

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“The Wild West”: The Need for Cryptocurrency Regulation

As Bitcoin adoption increases – and other cryptocurrencies emerge – the need for industry regulation is becoming increasingly clear. In particular, the growth of stablecoin epitomizes the growing appeal of digital currencies. Stablecoins, issued by stablecoin issuers, are a type of cryptocurrency that is typically pegged to a government-backed currency, such as the U.S. dollar.[1] As a result, unlike Bitcoin –…

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Labor Law Amendment Grows and Extends Whistleblower Protections for New York Workers

Great news for workers in the State of New York: Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed into law an amendment to the New York Labor Law that dramatically expands safeguards against and remedies for employers’ whistleblower retaliation. Historically, New York has “not recognize[d] the tort of wrongful discharge,”[1] including “for firings that violate public policy such as . . . discharge for…

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