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Tag Archives: SEC

Whistleblower Challenges SEC After Lengthy Delays on Award Decision

A whistleblower who produced information leading to a corruption case against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is asking a federal court to intervene in the matter, arguing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking too long to determine whether the individual will receive an award. The anonymous whistleblower filed the petition in late April. […]

SEC Accused of Mishandling Whistleblower Claim Regarding Financial Misconduct at Deutsche Bank

The economy has come a long way since the financial crisis of the late 2000s. However, the fallout for the big banks and discussions of how the federal government should regulate them continues. One whistleblower accused a senior Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official during the financial crisis of mishandling a tip he sent in […]

SEC Expected to Get Tougher on Cyber Fraud

A report from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last fall warned that publicly held companies with insufficient internal accounting controls are more likely to cause cyber fraud and could be in violation of federal law and subject to future fines from the SEC. This indicates the agency is looking to crack down even further […]

The SEC’s Groundbreaking Settlement with Yahoo

On April 24, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a settlement with the Altaba, Inc., formerly known as Yahoo! Inc., worth $35 million. The figure settled charges that the company deliberately misled investors by waiting a full two years to release information about a data breach that resulted in hackers gaining access to personal […]

Wall Street, Pay Attention: Whistleblowers Will Reap $45 Million in CFTC Awards in 2018

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower programs under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). For the most part, it’s been the SEC’s program that has garnered headlines in these first eight years. However, experts believe the CFTC program is about to begin making headlines of its own. […]

Recent Whistleblower Case Shows Potential for Reduction in Monetary Awards

On February 28, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded a whistleblower 20 percent of the sanctions paid in association with an enforcement action brought forth as a result of unique information provided by that whistleblower. In this case, the SEC clarified that the whistleblower’s own culpability in some of the securities violations at […]

SEC Awards Whistleblower $500,000 After Tip About Misconduct

In May, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded a whistleblower more than $500,000. The company insider had provided valuable information to the agency that “prompted an SEC investigation into well-hidden misconduct” and led to a successful agency enforcement action. The award marked the second in a week by the SEC after more than […]

SEC Accepts Tips, Even if Investigation is Already Open

After the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened an investigation into potential wrongdoing, some people make the mistake of believing they would no longer be able to collect a whistleblower award if they were to come forward with information. However, that’s not the case at all. If you have information that can aid […]

Court Rules Whistleblowers May Disclose Confidential Information to SEC

A federal judge in San Diego has ruled that whistleblowers may receive protection if they release confidential information to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as part of an investigation into potential fraud. In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant denied most of a motion for summary judgment from BofI Federal Bank’s attorneys, […]

SEC Likely to Take More Enforcement Actions Against Public Companies

A recent report from the New York University Pollack Center for Law & Business and Cornerstone Research reveals enforcement actions on the part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against public companies and their subsidiaries have increased at a faster rate than all other types of enforcement actions over the last four years. […]

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