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  • SEC issues $2 million whistleblower award

    On May 4, the SEC announced a nearly $2 million award to a whistleblower in an enforcement action. According to the SEC’s press release, the whistleblower’s “information and assistance helped the agency bring a successful enforcement action and allowed investors to recover much of their money.” The...

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  • "SEC flexes regulatory and enforcement muscles in pandemic markets" by Thomas A. Sporkin and Timothy J. Coley

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is sticking to its three-fold mission of protecting investors, maintaining fair and orderly markets, and encouraging capital formation as it responds to the Covid-19 pandemic by issuing regulatory guidance on crisis-relevant market and capital issues, ramping...

    Thomas A. Sporkin, Timothy J. Coley

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  • SEC issues $18 million whistleblower award

    On April 28, the SEC announced an award of more than $18 million to a whistleblower in an enforcement action. According to the SEC’s press release, the whistleblower’s “significant information prompted an examination that resulted in an important enforcement action.” The formal order also states...

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  • SEC issues multiple whistleblower awards

    On April 20, the SEC announced a $5 million award to a whistleblower in an enforcement action. According to the SEC’s press release, the whistleblower “provided critical evidence of wrongdoing, which helped save time and resources in the SEC’s investigation.” The formal order also states that the...

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  • SEC issues $2 million whistleblower award

    On April 3, the SEC announced an approximately $2 million award to a whistleblower in an enforcement action. According to the SEC’s press release, the whistleblower “provided vital information and assistance that substantially contributed to an ongoing investigation” that would otherwise have “been...

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  • SEC announces $450,000 compliance-related whistleblower award

    On March 30, the SEC announced a $450,000 award to a whistleblower in an enforcement action. According to the formal order , the whistleblower—who had compliance-related responsibilities at the company at issue in the enforcement action—suffered “unique hardships” after first attempting to report...

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  • SEC issues multiple whistleblower awards

    On March 24, the SEC announced awards of over $570,000 to two whistleblowers for providing “significant information and assistance that helped the Commission bring multiple successful enforcement actions.” According to the formal order , the first whistleblower received an award of approximately $...

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  • CFPB announces advisory opinion program, updates business conduct bulletin, proposes whistleblower award legislation

    On March 6, the CFPB announced three new measures it is undertaking to prevent customer harm, including (i) implementing an advisory opinion program; (ii) updating its bulletin regarding responsible business conduct; and (iii) advancing whistleblower award legislation through engagement with...

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  • SEC issues $7 million whistleblower award

    On February 28, the SEC announced an award of over $7 million to a whistleblower in an enforcement action. According to the SEC’s press release, the whistleblower “provided extensive and sustained assistance, such as identifying witnesses,” which was “critically important to the success of [the]...

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  • District court dismisses FCA claims against student loan collectors

    On February 11, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a relator’s False Claims Act claims, which alleged that a group of prime private student loan debt collectors (defendants) defrauded the federal government of funds intended for small businesses in relation to contracts...

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