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One Possible Lasting Effect of #MeToo Movement: A Rise in Whistleblower Reports

Best Lawyers recently had a thoughtful article in its “All Rise” newsletter in which they tied a seeming increase in whistleblower reports (specifically SEC whistleblower reports) to the #MeToo movement that came to the forefront several years ago. Since 2012, when the SEC handed out its first whistleblower award, the agency has handed out more Read More

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FCA Whistleblowers Received Lowest Total Awards in More than a Decade

The federal whistleblower programs at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have been the subject of quite a bit of praise for their effectiveness, and it’s easy to see why; the agencies’ programs have taken off in a big way over the last several years, and both achieved Read More

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The Incentives of Becoming a Whistleblower

If you become aware of wrongdoing within your company or organization it can be an understandably difficult or uncomfortable decision to blow the whistle. But if you do decide to become a whistleblower, it may well become very worth your while. In addition to the legal protections whistleblowers have available to them under federal law, Read More

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SEC Considers Changes to Rules of its Whistleblower Program

On February 10, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a pair of proposed changes to some of the rules that govern the agency’s successful whistleblower program. The proposed amendments are to Exchange Act Rules 21F-3 and 6. If the amendments were to be adopted, they would ensure whistleblowers are more appropriately rewarded for their Read More

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SEC Issues $600,000 Whistleblower Award

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a $600,000 whistleblower award on Tuesday, February 22 to an individual who voluntarily submitted unique, credible information to the agency that led to a successful high-value enforcement action. As is the case with all SEC awards, the agency did not release any information about the whistleblower or Read More

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CFTC Whistleblower Awards Continue at Brisk Pace

The whistleblower program of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has recently handed out several awards, continuing a recent trend of awards coming from the commission at a fast pace. The CFTC most recently announced a $2 million award to a pair of whistleblowers whose information through multiple interviews and provided documents allowed a significant Read More

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CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award Worth Approximately $1.5 Million

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a brand-new whistleblower award worth approximately $1.5 million would be paid out to a whistleblower who filed a claim through the agency’s whistleblower compensation program. Per CFTC policy, no information was provided about the whistleblower’s identity or the case they helped resolve, other than to say the whistleblower’s Read More

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Proposed SEC Rule Could Damage Whistleblower Program

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower program has been an undeniable success since its launch, leading to millions of dollars’ worth of awards to several dozen whistleblowers in that time. Now, the agency has proposed several amendments to the program that have drawn some controversy, as they could implement limits on the size of Read More

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Do Disclosures to the SEC About Cybersecurity Qualify for Whistleblower Awards?

Since the establishment of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program in 2011, there have been some occasional questions as to the scope and limitations of the federal agency’s ability to grant awards to whistleblowers. For example, do disclosures to the SEC about cybersecurity qualify for whistleblower awards? A recent enforcement action taken against Voya Financial Advisors, Inc. Read More

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Whistleblower Receives $5.5 Million Award for Providing Information to SEC

A recent corporate whistleblower who provided information to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about an ongoing fraudulent scheme targeting investors received a $5.5 million award from the agency. It marked the 38th award the agency has handed out since the program’s establishment in 2012. According to the SEC, the whistleblower was still employed Read More

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