Financial Accountability

Letter to the Department of the Treasury on the Corporate Transparency Act

March 9, 2021 The Honorable Janet Yellen Secretary of the Treasury U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220 Dear Secretary Yellen: The Department of Treasury has many pressing responsibilities during these trying times, but the undersigned groups believe one of the most important is implementing a new bipartisan, anti-corruption law, [...]

2021-03-09T14:57:07-05:00March 9th, 2021|Financial Accountability, Letter|

Above the Law: Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration

Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Michael Pack was CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media an agency that oversees, among others, Voice of America under the Trump Administration. While he was in charge of USAGM, Pack alleged there was a “deep [...]

Letter to President Biden on Financial Disclosures

January 21, 2021 Dear President Biden: In the past few weeks, your nominees and appointees have begun to release their Personal Financial Disclosures outlining their previous private sector work. From Blackstone and Gilead, to Palantir and Facebook, to Raytheon Technologies and Ridgeline Partners, the corporate clients referenced in the disclosures released so far include a [...]

2021-01-21T12:58:13-05:00January 21st, 2021|Financial Accountability, Letter|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project and Other Whistleblower Groups Applaud New Protection for Financial Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2020 Government Accountability Project and Other Whistleblower Groups Applaud New Protection for Financial Whistleblowers WASHINGTON — Government Accountability Project applauds congressional approval of best practice rights to protect financial whistleblowers in section 6314 of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The provisions originated in the Corporate Transparency Act introduced by [...]

2020-12-16T09:24:32-05:00December 16th, 2020|Financial Accountability, Press, Whistleblower Rights|

Financial Planning: SEC must end mandatory FINRA arbitration, former agency officials say

SEC must end mandatory FINRA arbitration, former agency officials say   Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here.   Following revelations about falsified evidence used against a federal whistleblower, several former SEC officials and other critics want the commission to put an end to mandatory FINRA arbitration and, instead, allow financial [...]

2019-09-12T16:13:57-04:00September 12th, 2019|Financial Accountability, In The News|