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09.21.17 | Articles

Lawyers: Blow the Whistle at Your Own Risk

New York Law Journal

Over a decade after the IRS’s Whistleblower Office was established, whistleblowing is alive and well. As the number of claims increases, so does the likelihood that attorneys will find themselves in an ethical tangle as they consider whether they can pursue monetary awards for reporting malfeasance by their clients. This article discusses recent decisions addressing the ethical issues that potential attorney-whistleblowers need to consider in deciding whether to pursue remuneration for blowing the whistle on their current or former clients.

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