Why I Blew the Whistle: Mauro Botta v. PwC
Set in April 2021, this case tells the story of Mauro Botta, a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In 2016, Botta filed a whistleblower claim with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging that PwC had failed to fulfill its obligations to remain independent on several audits dating back to 2012. In 2017, PwC fired Botta. While PwC claimed that the decision had nothing to do with the SEC complaint, Botta believed that the move was retaliatory. In March 2018, he sued PwC for wrongful termination.