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Can a whistleblower disclosure to the SEC about cybersecurity qualify for a SEC whistleblower award?

Yes, a disclosure about cybersecurity that leads to an enforcement action in which the SEC collects one million or more in penalties will qualify for a SEC whistleblower award. A recent enforcement ... read more

Few Avenues To Protection For Foreign FCPA Whistleblowers

[4] Under SOX Section 806, whistleblowers can report ... to the SEC. The court reasoned that because § 78u-6(a)(6) of Dodd-Frank clearly defines a “whistleblower” as someone who reports to the SEC, ... read more

Whistleblowers: Endangered But Vital To The Corporate World

Indeed, since 2012, SEC ... whistleblower, told us. “They now reward a bounty program to whistleblowers for financial matters. And that bounty program has attracted the lawyers to the cause of ... read more

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Whistleblowers Awarded $50 Million by SEC in JPMorgan Case

“Blowing the whistle is rarely easy, and it certainly hasn’t been for my client, but this historic SEC whistleblower award and related enforcement ... JPMorgan admitted disclosure failures from 2008 ... read more

Can a Whistleblower Disclosure About Misleading Earnings Projections Qualify for an SEC Whistleblower Award?

Yes, a disclosure about a misleading earnings projection, also known as earnings guidance, that leads the SEC to take an enforcement action that recovers more than $1M in sanctions may qualify for an ... read more

SEC Fines BlackRock and HomeStreet for Impeding Whistleblowers: Enforcement

BlackRock added the waiver provision in October 2011 after the SEC adopted its whistleblower program rules, and the firm continued using it in separation agreements until March 2016. Allergan to Pay ... read more

SEC's whistleblower program is a game changer

If those criteria are met, the whistleblower may apply for an award ... These otherwise excluded personnel can also become eligible to receive an award where they have a reasonable basis to believe ... read more

SEC Asked to Do More to Protect Whistleblowers

I learned as a young attorney with the SEC decades ago that ... information that might qualify him as a “whistleblower” in light of the prior placement agent audits. Nor do we believe that ... read more

2 Whistleblowers, Represented by Motley Rice, Split $3 Million Award From SEC

Last month, the SEC referenced the Digital Realty decision in an announcement of a more than $4.5 million award to a whistleblower whose internal ... these two credit card authorization sample forms ... read more

SEC Whistleblowers Net $50M In Third-Largest Single Award

Brought in December 2015, the SEC ... Whistleblower, said in a statement. “These awards show how critically important whistleblowers can be to the agency’s investigation and ability to bring a case to ... read more

Gibson Dunn Report Highlights SEC Focus On Crypto, Cybersecurity and Whistleblowers

Radzinschi/ALM The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission spent 2018 cracking down on cryptocurrency and cybersecurity issues ... Schonfeld said the SEC gave an award of $39 million to a ... read more

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