Ex-UBS Banker Advocates for Whistleblower Protections

Former UBS banker turned whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld has called for changes in the Swiss law to protect whistleblowers, as detailed in a recent interview with Bloomberg BNA. Birkenfeld was awarded $104 million in 2012 by the U.S. government for testifying about Swiss bank UBS’s asset protection programs for U.S. taxpayers. His testimony led to wide-ranging probes by the U.S. government into UBS’s activity and culminated in the collection of more than $5 billion in penalties by the U.S. gove...