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  • SEC issues whistleblower awards totaling nearly $2.6 million

    On August 27, the SEC announced whistleblower awards to five individuals totaling nearly $2.6 million for information provided in three separate enforcement actions. According to the first redacted order , the SEC awarded a whistleblower nearly $1.2 million for voluntarily providing an “’...

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  • SEC awards $9.5 million to whistleblowers

    On August 10, the SEC announced awards totaling nearly $6 million to two whistleblowers whose information and assistance led to separate successful SEC enforcement actions. According to the first redacted order , the SEC awarded a whistleblower nearly $3.5 million for voluntarily providing original...

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  • SEC issues whistleblower awards totaling nearly $4 million

    On August 2, the SEC announced whistleblower awards to four individuals totaling nearly $4 million for information provided in two separate enforcement actions. According to the first redacted order , the SEC awarded a whistleblower nearly $2 million for voluntarily providing original information...

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  • SEC considers revision of two amendments

    On August 2, the SEC announced it will review two recent amendments to its whistleblower rules adopted in September 2020 in response to concerns that they would discourage whistleblowers from coming forward. According to SEC Chair Gary Gensler, “one amendment would preclude the Commission in some...

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  • District Court finds that investors qualify for SEC whistleblower protections

    On July 21, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the SEC’s whistleblower protection rule extends to investors. In June 2020, a Nevada-based company and its owner (collectively, “defendants”) filed a motion to dismiss, strike portions of, and enter judgment on the...

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  • SEC awards $1 million to whistleblower

    On July 15, the SEC announced that it awarded a whistleblower more than $1 million for providing information that, according to the redacted order , led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The SEC noted that the whistleblower helped conserve significant staff time and resources by giving...

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  • SEC awards $1 million to whistleblower

    On June 24, the SEC announced that it awarded a whistleblower more than $1 million for providing information that, according to the redacted order , led to multiple successful SEC enforcement actions. The SEC noted that the whistleblower provided valuable information and ongoing assistance,...

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  • SEC issues whistleblower awards totaling nearly $5.3 million

    On June 21, the SEC announced whistleblower awards to four individuals totaling nearly $5.3 million for information provided in separate enforcement actions. According to the first redacted order , the SEC awarded a whistleblower nearly $4 million for voluntarily providing original information to...

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  • SEC awards $3 million in whistleblower awards

    On June 14, the SEC announced whistleblower awards to two individuals totaling an initial combined payment of approximately $3 million for information and assistance provided in a successful enforcement action. According to the redacted order , the SEC awarded the first whistleblower for providing...

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  • SEC awards $27 million in whistleblower awards

    On June 2, the SEC announced whistleblower awards to two individuals totaling nearly $23 million for information and assistance provided in multiple successful enforcement actions. According to the redacted order , the SEC awarded the first whistleblower nearly $13 million for submitting a...

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