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Regulators Offer Insights Into SEC, CFTC, And OSHA Whistleblower Program's Trends And Priorities
On July 16, 2019, three prominent whistleblower law regulators spoke at PLI's Corporate Whistleblowing in 2019, which was co-chaired by Orrick partners Mike Delikat and Renee Phillips.
United States
6 Aug 2019
The SEC Ends The Summer With Another Bountiful Award Of Over $54 Million To Two Whistleblowers
On September 6, the SEC issued awards totaling more than $54 million to two whistleblowers who provided critical information and continued assistance to the agency in an enforcement action.
United States
11 Sep 2018
Bounty-ful Pay Day And Former SEC Whistleblower Chief's Move To Plaintiff's Firm May Lead To Whistleblower Claim Increase
Two recent events may spur a rise in the number of high quality whistleblower tips filed with the SEC.
United States
15 Sep 2016
SEC Bounty Hunters Take Heart: SEC Fines Company $265,000 For Using Severance Agreements That Provided A Waiver Of Any Monetary Recovery For Filing A Tip
Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions that it in its view might impede employees from communication...
United States
17 Aug 2016
Hittin' The Trifecta: Latest Whistleblower Bounty Makes Three Awards In One Week
On Friday, May 20th, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower issued an order determining that it would award two whistleblowers $450,000 for voluntarily providing original information to the agency that led to a successful enforcement action.
United States
6 Jun 2016
Tipping The Scales: Whistleblower Awarded $3.5 Million For Information That Advanced SEC Investigation
Last Friday, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $3.5 million to an employee whose tip advanced an SEC investigation into the whistleblower's company.
United States
3 Jun 2016
O Canada: The U.S.'S Neighbor To The North Proposes Its Own Whistleblower Program
The Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC"), Canada's largest securities regulator, has proposed establishing its own whistleblower program for individuals to report suspected securities fraud, marking Canada's first foray into establishing such a system.
United States
24 May 2016
Three's Company: SEC Awards Nearly $2 Million To Whistleblower Trio
In making this award, the SEC adopted the preliminary determination of its Claims Review Staff.
United States
15 Mar 2016
For Whom The Whistle Blows: SEC Whistleblower Office Issues Its 2015 Annual Report
The SEC released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report (the "Report") to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program on November 16, 2015.
United States
26 Nov 2015
SEC Guidance Supports Its Position That Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected Under Dodd-Frank
The dispute over whether internal reporting is covered by Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provisions is rooted in what the Commission has argued is conflicting statutory language.
United States
10 Aug 2015
SEC Makes Good On Its Promise To "Un-Muzzle" Employees From Cooperating In SEC Investigations
The SEC on April 1, 2015 commenced a cease-and-desist action against KBR alleging its confidentiality agreements violated Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower regulations.
United States
15 Apr 2015
Corporate Whistleblowing: Key Issues In Responding To Possible Violations
The need to detect and investigate reported allegations of wrongdoing within a corporation has long been a fact of corporate life.
United States
21 Jan 2015
SEC Puts Their Money Where Their Mouth Is: $30 Million Awarded To Whistleblower
On September 22, 2014, the SEC announced its largest whistleblower award to date under its Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty program.
United States
10 Oct 2014
SEC Charges Hedge Fund Adviser With Whistleblower Retaliation Under Dodd-Frank
On June 16, 2014, the SEC issued its first-ever charge of whistleblower retaliation under section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
United States
25 Jun 2014
SEC Issues Huge Bounty Award Of $14 Million To Whistleblower Under Dodd-Frank
Today the SEC announced that it is issuing a whistleblower award of over $14 million to a whistleblower who provided information that resulted in the recovery of investor funds.
United States
4 Oct 2013
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