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What Really Motivates Whistleblowers? Misperceptions Abound…
January 13, 2015

Professor Steven Solomon, who teaches at U.C. Berkeley’s School of Law, recently argued in the New York Times that “[i]nstead of incentivizing the reporting of criminal conduct and fraud, the laws [like the False Claims Act] may be turning everyone into entrepreneurs looking for a possible case in their own companies.” The main thrust of his argument was that large whistleblower rewards motivate employees to blow the whistle merely for the reward.