My former DOJ colleague and whistleblowing writing partner, Kimberly Justice and I published an article in Competition, the official publication of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). CLA members can read the article online (here). The article has information about handling False Claim Act cases and calls for the Antitrust Division to more actively encourage whistleblowers and stronger criminal antitrust whistleblower legislation. The article opens:
“In the two decades I was deeply involved in the Crazy Eddie fraud, the only threat made us lose sleep at night was the possibility of a whistleblower blowing the lid on our crimes. Consistent studies by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners have shown that most frauds are exposed by whistleblowers, far ahead of frauds exposed by any other source.”
Sam E. Antar, Former Crazy Eddie CFO, former CPA, and a convicted felon
PS. If you’d like to join the CLA here is some information: “The membership year runs from January to December. Dues are not pro-rated. Non-California lawyers and law students can join as Affiliate Members. For more information visit Join Us.” If you like some information about why I think it’s a great organization for Antitrust and Privacy lawyers, give me call.
Thanks for reading
Bob Connolly. firstname.lastname@example.org. (215) 219-4418