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International whistleblowing legislation and America's False Claims Act

Marc S. Raspanti (msr@pietragallo.com) is a name partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Meredith S. Auten (meredith.auten@morganlewis.com) is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s White Collar Litigation Practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

This is the second part of a two-part article.

In the first of this two-part series, we discussed the success of the United States’ federal False Claims Act (FCA),[1] the rise of international whistleblowers through a study of the Michael Epp case,[2] and what global companies need to do to prepare. In this follow-up, we review exemplary international whistleblowing laws that have been recently enacted and what they mean for global corporate compliance. Our review is not exhaustive but reflects a fair cross section of non-American whistleblowing laws.

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