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D14. Whistleblowing – Past, Present & Future

  • 03/25/2022
  • 05/06/2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 03/25/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/08/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/22/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/29/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 05/06/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links
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Frauds and scams are hard to detect.  The concept of whistleblowing dates back to Medieval England.   This course will provide a historical overview of private citizens reporting corruption, theft and misconduct. We will take an in depth look at some modern era cases including for example: Daniel Ellsberg (The Pentagon Papers), Frank Serpico (NYC Police corruption), W. Mark Felt (Deep Throat, Watergate), Sherron Watkins (Enron), Karen Silkwood  (nuclear power), Frances Haugen (Facebook).  We will also discuss modern whistleblower laws.

INSTRUCTOR: Jean Sifleet is a retired attorney and CPA. During her business career of over 40 years, she worked in corporate management, consulting, and private practice. She has taught business and intellectual property law. In retirement, Jean served as an Access to Justice Fellow and worked with the Mass Law Reform Institute on immigration policy and reform initiatives.


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