Washington, D.C. Feburary 20, 2014. Today the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an extensive brief and position statement before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit urging the court to fully protect whistleblowers who make internal disclosures exposing fraud against investors and other violations of securities laws. Linked here are a copy of the SEC’s brief and a copy of … Continue Reading
Under a new program championed by the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) to reduce securities fraud, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced its first whistleblower award of nearly $50,000. The SEC’s announcement is the mark of success for its new Whistleblower Program, which was established one year ago after passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. During the Dodd-Frank rule-making process, … Continue Reading
So far, the sky has not fallen. That's not to say there isn't some curious weather activity.
Now that the SEC has logged at least seven full months of the Dodd Frank whistleblower program, it's worth taking a moment for a brief status check on what we have learned so far… Continue Reading
Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Whistleblower website posted 15 new covered actions that will now be considered for a whistleblower award. A whistleblower must submit a timely application for an award in a covered action within 90 calendar days. The SEC’s website is a vital resource for whistleblowers and their counsel to navigate the SEC whistleblower … Continue Reading
SEC Whistleblower Office website will become a vital resource for whistleblowers and their counsel to navigate the SEC whistleblower process to make disclosures and claim an award… Continue Reading
The NWC is gearing up for our special seminar tomorrow in Washington, D.C. at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, entitled “The NEW Corporate Whistleblower Protections and Rewards Provisions.” The entire NWC staff and I are looking forward to attending this open discussion on the newest whistleblower protection laws, which is also available via conference call. We’re excited to offer you the … Continue Reading
On July 20th, the Chief of the SEC Whistleblower Office, Sean McKessy, will be speaking at the National Whistleblowers Seminar at the prestigious Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC and via conference call… Continue Reading