Sigal Mandelker

Sigal Mandelker

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Sigal Mandelker is a member of Proskauer's White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and recently launched the firm's Corporate Defense and Disputes Blog (www.corporatedefensedisputes.com). Leveraging her broad experience in senior government positions at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Sigal offers a nuanced understanding of domestic and international enforcement matters, crisis management, appellate litigation and regulatory matters.

Sigal represents individual and corporate clients in connection with government investigations and prosecutions, including white collar criminal defense, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering matters, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement matters, securities litigation, internal investigations, public corruption issues and cyber security matters.

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SEC Awards Compliance Officer Whistleblower Bounty of Approximately $1.5 Million

Earlier today, the SEC announced that it would pay an unidentified compliance officer a whistleblower bounty award of between $1.4 and $1.6 million.   This is the second award that the SEC has made to a whistleblower with internal audit or compliance responsibilities.  According to the SEC, the recipient of the bounty award “had a reasonable … Continue Reading

Proskauer Obtains Dismissal of High-Stakes False Claims Act Suit

On August 7, 2014, Judge Castel of the Southern District of New York dismissed a False Claims Act (“FCA”) complaint that was based primarily on allegations that the defendant Hospital improperly focused on referral revenue in its physician compensation decisions. The Court insisted that an FCA complaint must set forth specific facts supporting the allegations regarding the … Continue Reading

SEC Enforcement Official Recommends That Firms Showcase Their Compliance Programs

Stephen Cohen, Associate Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Enforcement Division, recently advised companies being investigated to flaunt their compliance programs to the agency, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required).  More specifically, while speaking on a panel at the 2013 Corporate Whistleblowing Forum, Mr. Cohen suggested that companies … Continue Reading

DOJ Recovers Up To $48 Million in False Claim Act Case Resulting From Whistleblower Report

In yet another large recovery for the DOJ, on December 6, 2012, DFB Pharmaceuticals, and its subsidiary, Healthpoint Ltd., agreed as part of a settlement to pay up to $48 million to resolve allegations that Healthpoint caused false claims to be submitted to Medicare and Medicaid for an unapproved drug, Xenaderm.  This settlement resulted from … Continue Reading

2/3 Of DOJ’s Nearly $5 Billion Recovery Under False Claims Act Derived From Whistleblower Suits in 2012

On December 4, the Justice Department announced a record-breaking recovery of $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments in civil cases brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) for the fiscal year ending September 20, 2012. This year’s recovery eclipses the prior record by more than $1.7 billion. The last fiscal year’s recovery comprises more than … Continue Reading
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