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Bill could thwart SEC efforts to catch “big fish”, warns former whistleblower chief

Bill could thwart SEC efforts to catch “big fish”, warns former whistleblower chief

18 May 2017

A proposed law that would end awards for tipsters complicit in wrongdoing is misguided, the former head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower programme has said.

Webinar Discussion Focused on Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers and the FCPA

15 December 2014

Gibson Dunn's Joe Warin and John Chesley, and Phillips & Cohen's Erika Kelton, discussed prosecutor requests that whistleblowers wear wires, the "explosion" of Chinese whistleblowers, and the merits of internal reporting.

SEC Awards Record-Setting $30 Million to Foreign Whistleblower

22 September 2014

The international award expands the reach of the SEC's whistleblower program.

SEC Officials Describe Early Whistleblower Success

25 May 2011

One recent whistleblower saved the agency between six and 12 months of investigative work, an SEC official said.

Whistleblower Lawyers Inundated with Tips for SEC Bounty Program

12 November 2010

One whistleblower firm, Phillips & Cohen LLP, is hiring two attorneys to handle the new business generated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and an earlier IRS bounty program.

New Whistleblower Provision Spurs Surge in Fraud Tips to SEC

07 September 2010

To pay the bounties, the SEC will create a $300 million fund that will be replenished with the settlements and penalties, the Wall Street Journal reported.

New Whistleblower Incentives Spur Surge in U.S. Fraud Tips

07 September 2010

The SEC will create a $300 million fund to pay bounties for tips about fraud, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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