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Tiffany Wynn

Tiffany Wynn

Tiffany Wynn is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practice groups. Her practice covers a variety of matters, from counseling clients on regulatory compliance, to False Claims Act (FCA) litigation and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. Tiffany is also an active participant in Crowell & Moring’s pro bono program. Tiffany received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she participated in the Institute for Public Representation, successfully representing victims of employment discrimination. Tiffany received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 2006, where she was a founding member of The Girls’ Club-a mentoring program for adolescent girls in the Durham community.

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House Bill Lays Out New Whistleblower Protections for Contractors

Posted in Legislation
Last week, a group of House members led by Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the whistleblower protections currently afforded contractors, grant recipients and subcontractors, to subgrantees and personal services contractors.  The House legislation, named the Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Act (H.R. 5920), would also make the temporary… Continue Reading

Senate Passes Whistleblower Protection (Again)

Posted in Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor (DOL), Whistleblower Retaliation
Last week, the Senate passed legislation to extend whistleblower protections to employees that provide information to federal prosecutors related to criminal violations of antitrust law. As we reported last month, the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (“CAARA”) would protect covered employees from retaliation, and allow them to file complaints with the Secretary of Labor.… Continue Reading

Third Time’s a Charm? Senators Revive Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers in Criminal Antitrust Cases

Posted in Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor (DOL), Whistleblower Retaliation
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) recently reintroduced legislation to extend whistleblower protections to employees who provide information to the Department of Justice related to criminal antitrust violations.  If passed, the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (“CAARA”) would protect employees who report such violations from retaliation (such as discharge, demotion, suspension, threats,… Continue Reading

Hotline Reports and Substantiated Whistleblower Retaliation Claims on the Rise

Posted in Internal Investigations, Whistleblower Retaliation
An analysis of hotline data by ethics and compliance firm NAVEX Global reveals a marked increase in hotline reports and verified whistleblower retaliation claims in 2014.  The 2015 Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report, based on data compiled from 2.2 million reports over the past 5 years (including 730,912 in 2014), observes that the volume… Continue Reading