On October 22, the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives submitted a report recommending the passage of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act. The report highlights WMH’s Managing Partner Jim Walden as the originator of the unprecedented legislation, stating, “In February 2018, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE or Helsinki Commission) held a briefing on ‘‘The Russian Doping Scandal: Protecting Whistleblowers and Combating Fraud in Sports.’’

The briefing featured Dr. Rodchenkov’s attorney, Jim Walden, for a conversation on combating fraud in international sports competitions and the role of whistleblowers in safeguarding the integrity of international competitions. Walden discussed combating fraud in sports and the role of whistleblowers in safeguarding the integrity of international competitions. Walden called on Congress to pass legislation to add criminal penalties for doping and stated that a statute could be like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a ‘‘long-arm statute,’’ which sanctions foreign government officials for actions that impact U.S. businesses, or amending the Controlled Substances Act to give the U.S. government power to persecute foreign officials and athletes that engage in doping and provide whistleblower protection.”

View the RODCHENKOV ANTI-DOPING ACT OF 2019 Report