Judge: Ex-JPMorgan compliance exec’s retaliation claims credible for trial

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A jury could conclude allegations made by a former JPMorgan Chase compliance executive who said she was fired for blowing the whistle have merit, a federal judge ruled.

Shaquala Williams sued JPMorgan in November, alleging she was fired for pointing out flaws in the bank’s compliance program and misrepresentations it made to regulators regarding a 2016 settlement of bribery allegations in the Asia Pacific region.

Williams was hired in July 2018 as a vice president in the bank’s global anti-corruption compliance department. She alleged the bank fired her in October 2019 in retaliation for her attempts to escalate internally her concerns about the bank’s anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program.

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