Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Cisco Systems
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol CSCO)
Headquartered in: 
Major Industry: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry: 
electronic equipment
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
government-contracting-related offenses$48,000,0001
financial offenses$20,000,0001
employment-related offenses$8,700,0002
consumer-protection-related offenses$6,000,0001
safety-related offenses$23,0002
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$48,000,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$20,000,0001
wage and hour violation$6,700,0001
privacy violation$6,000,0001
employment discrimination$2,000,0001

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.


Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Cisco Systems and Westcon Group North America False Claims Act and related 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $48,000,000
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2006 SEC $20,000,000
Cisco Systems wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-state $6,700,000
Cisco Systems privacy violation 2019 MULTI-AG $6,000,000
Cisco Systems, Inc. employment discrimination 2020 OFCCP $2,000,000
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $18,000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
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