Nick Johnson QC speaks at ABA White Collar Crime Conference in San Diego

March 2, 2018

On Thursday 1 March 2018, Nick Johnson QC a member of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers was part of an international panel discussing the law and practice of whistleblowing, particularly in the context of financial crime.

The panel was part of the American Bar Association White Collar Crime Conference, held in San Diego this year. It was a rare opportunity to explore the laws and practices of different countries – the UK, US, Netherlands, Brazil, Canada and Australia – in dealing with important issues such as protection for whistleblowers, best practice by employers, investigating cartel activity and bribery, corporate criminal and civil liability and rewards for whistleblowing.

Nick commented:

“Supporting whistleblowers properly rather than shooting the messenger can have a considerable impact upon subsequent investigations and litigation.

“It was a real pleasure and privilege to be part of this important debate and learn how different jurisdictions handle whistleblowers in tackling financial crime and ensuring good corporate governance.”