Transparent Markets was developed to educate and inform prospective whistleblowers concerning their rights under United States laws, regardless of where they are in the world. Stiff economic penalties and rewards for whistleblowers are important components of a highly effective anti-corruption strategy promoted by US courts. Since the 19th century, the US has allowed the prosecution of corrupt business practices abroad which defraud the American public or evade taxes — even if the case is brought by foreigners.
Despite the attention to high profile whistleblowers in the media, most people do not understand their rights, responsibilities, and how they can recoup losses. Working with Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former head prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the renown anti-corruption law firm Getnick & Getnick, Uncommon Union is developing a campaign to reach whistleblowers as an important part of a broader outreach targeting global corruption.