Check out what Jane Norberg, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, had to say about the SEC's recent $20 million award:
Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General, gets it.
Check out what she had to say about the FCPA, SEC, and FCA:
Corporate culture that gives rise to one fraud is likely to give rise to another. Such is the case with RPM International, and its Tremco subsidiary, which settled a best-price False Claims Act case in 2013 for $61 million dollars.
10,540 whistleblower cases were submitted to the SEC between 2011 and 2015.
Enforcement actions from whistleblower tips have resulted in more than $500 million in financial remedies, and over $100 million paid to whistleblowers.
The Top 10 SEC Whistleblower rewards show real movement forward in 2016.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently filed an amicus brief with the Sixth Circuit, defending whistleblowers and advocating that the court apply the Commission’s rulemaking while rendering its decision in an employer retaliation lawsuit. The Commission’s rule resolved an ambiguity in the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provisions and expanded its whistleblower protections to employees who engage in any whistleblowing activities described in Section 21F(h)(1)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act, thereby recognizing congressional intent to protect broader forms of whistleblowing activity.
Writing in Compliance Week, lawyer Erika Kelton notes that at too may companies, compliance programs are like a Hollywood western town: one board thick, with nothing by the desert behind them. And some are even
The TAF Education Fund is creating two new dedicated list-servs, one for IRS whistleblower matters, and the other for SEC and CFTC whistleblower issues. Come, grow along with us!
SEC whistleblower awards for Fiscal Year 2014 top $35 million, continuing a trend in increased antifraud law enforcement since the program’s inception in 2011. Nine whistleblowers received awards, an increase from four awards in FY2013, which totaled approximately $15 million. The office awarded more than $30 million to one whistleblower, its largest-ever whistleblower award, and for the first time, the office used its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act to bring enforcement action against a company for retaliation against a whistleblower.
Mary Jo White, chair of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, was speaking to an Ontario Securities commission conference when she was asked about the SEC's whistleblower program.
Her answer was unambiguous: the program had been “enormously successful” and “has yielded very significant information on very serious securities fraud.”