Nick Johnson QC of Exchange Chambers recently took part in an international debate on whistleblowing in the context of financial crime.
The Leeds-based criminal fraud barrister was part of the discussion panel at the Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, which was held in San Diego last week.
The conference 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, employer best practice, investigating cartel activity and bribery, corporate criminal and civil liability, and rewards for whistleblowing.
Johnson of Exchange Chambers said of the debate: “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.”
Now at Exchange Chambers, Johnson began to specialise in criminal fraud cases in 2001 and soon went on to appear as leading counsel in some of the largest fraud jury trials in the UK, concerning missing trader, pharmaceutical, NHS, boiler room, diversion, tax and property frauds.