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March 13, 2024

New DOJ Whistleblower Rewards Policy Has Lawyers Gearing Up

Bloomberg Law

White Collar Defense and Investigations Team Co-Chair Megan Mocho was mentioned in a Bloomberg Law article about the upcoming U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower rewards program and the anticipated impact on corporate crime tips from insiders. The article discussed how the DOJ's pilot program, aimed at filling gaps in existing whistleblower programs, is expected to generate tips before policy details are known. Additionally, it highlighted how lawyers for whistleblowers and companies are responding to the announcement, with whistleblower attorneys preparing to present allegations and corporate counsel warning clients to review and strengthen compliance protocols. Ms. Mocho commented on the opportunity for the DOJ to emphasize the importance of companies self-disclosing wrongdoing in addition to encouraging whistleblowers.

"It would make sense for any future policy to recognize a whistleblower's opportunity to first report internally and the department' desire for companies to self-disclose,"she said.

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