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Houston white-collar criminal defense lawyer Philip Hilder says Need for Whistle-Blower Protections Was Evident
November 2, 2011 6:00 am

Though business interests are waging legal war over new financial bounties for corporate whistle-blowers, it is crucial to maintain the new rules in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that encourage corporate whistle-blowing and discourage Enron-like corrupt corporate cultures. "Corporate corruption takes root in the tolerances of those at the top. Deceit and concealment can become the morés of a company. So it was in Enron 10 years ago, so it is today with companies like News Corp.," says Houston white-collar criminal defense lawyer Philip Hilder, who represented Enron's Sherron Watkins and now represents a News Corp. whistle-blower. "After Watkins warned of bad deals that could implode Enron, those above her considered retaliating. Congress realized Dodd-Frank protections are necessary to encourage and protect those who internally or externally make the effort to correct wrongs." For more information, contact Mary Flood at 800-559-4534 or

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