Whistle iconIn his semi-annual report to Congress, Michael K. Atkinson, the intelligence community’s inspector general, expressed “hope that recent events will not have a chilling effect on the willingness of individuals within the Intelligence Community to continue to shed light on suspected fraud, waste, abuse, or malfeasance in an authorized manner.”

In an article published in Corporate Counsel November 27, Kristina Arianina explains the significance of whistleblower protections in any effective compliance function and discusses the effect the Ukraine whistleblower coverage may have on potential workplace whistleblowers.  To minimize any potential chilling effect of this coverage, Kristina encourages companies to reaffirm their appreciation for whistleblowers and commitment to non-retaliation against bona fide employee complaints.