March 31, 2020
Lex Urban comments on a whistleblower award recently received by an employee with compliance-related job responsibilities at a company - only the third time in eight years that an award has gone to an individual with compliance or internal audit duties.
An excerpt from “Listen Up: Company Ignored Compliance Officer Who's Now $450K Richer as Whistleblower,” Corporate Counsel, March 31, 2020:
Lex Urban, special counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft wrote in a blog that the hardship suggests company retaliation. “The whistleblower in this case suffered some form of retaliation, which should be a key focus of any company’s whistleblower policies as that alone can be the basis of an enforcement action,” Urban wrote.