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  • SEC amends whistleblower rules

    On August 26, the SEC adopted two amendments to its whistleblower program rules, which will expand the circumstances in which the Commission can pay whistleblowers for their information and assistance in connection with non-SEC actions, and affirms the Commission’s authority to consider the dollar...

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  • Toomey pressures FDIC to respond to alleged anti-crypto actions

    On August 16, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) informed FDIC acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg that information provided by whistleblower communications suggest that the agency may be asking banks to “refrain from expanding relationships with crypto-related companies, without providing any legal basis.”...

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  • SEC issues multiple whistleblower awards

    On July 19, the SEC announced that it awarded whistleblowers nearly $17 million for providing information and assistance in a covered action and related action. According to the redacted order , the whistleblower provided information that caused the SEC to open the investigation that resulted in...

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  • SEC awards whistleblowers $3.5 million

    On May 6, the SEC announced awards totaling nearly $3.5 million to four whistleblowers whose information and assistance led to successful SEC enforcement actions. According to the redacted order , three joint whistleblowers provided SEC staff with information that led to the opening of a new...

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  • SEC awards $6 million to whistleblowers

    On April 25, the SEC announced awards totaling nearly $6 million to two groups of whistleblowers whose information and assistance led to a successful SEC enforcement action. According to the redacted order , the first group of whistleblowers provided the SEC with key documents that led the staff to...

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  • CFTC awards $625,000 to whistleblowers

    On March 28, the CFTC announced approximately $625,000 in awards to four whistleblowers whose information led the agency to a successful Commodity Exchange Act enforcement action. The associated order noted that the claimants “provided the Commission with original information,” and “each provided...

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  • SEC awards $1.25 million to whistleblower

    On March 25, the SEC announced that it awarded a whistleblower $1.25 million for providing specific and credible information that prompted SEC staff to begin an investigation that resulted in a successful SEC covered action. According to the redacted order , the whistleblower voluntarily provided...

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  • CFTC awards $10 million to whistleblower

    On March 18, the CFTC announced an approximately $10 million award to a whistleblower whose information led the agency to a successful Commodity Exchange Act enforcement action. According to the CFTC, the claimant voluntarily provided original, “useful information at the earliest stages of the...

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  • SEC issues $3 million in whistleblower awards

    On March 18, the SEC announced whistleblower awards totaling over $3 million to three individuals for providing information and assistance in three separate covered actions. According to the first redacted order , the SEC awarded approximately $1.5 million to a whistleblower for providing...

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  • EC awards $14 million to whistleblower

    On March 11, the SEC announced that it awarded a whistleblower nearly $14 million for exposing ongoing fraud by publishing on online report. According to the redacted order , the whistleblower voluntarily provided original information and prompted the opening of an investigation, which resulted in...

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