March 07, 2024

Henry Van Dyck Speaks to Bloomberg Law on the Justice Department’s New Whistleblower Award Program

Henry Van Dyck spoke to Bloomberg Law in “DOJ to Pay Whistleblowers for Corporate Crime Tips (2)” on the Justice Department’s new program that will award “non-culpable whistleblowers who deliver tips on financial misconduct, overseas bribery, and other corporate fraud.”

“One unintended consequence of a DOJ authorized whistleblower program paying witnesses is that it creates a whole new area for defendants to demand discovery of exculpatory information, and to cross-examine witnesses at trial on their financial bias,” said Van Dyck. 

He also noted, “The program may well lead to an increase in corporate criminal investigations, but [he] would be surprised if line prosecutors are universally thrilled by the prospect of this new discovery headache.”

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