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SEC Whistleblower program has historic year

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower released its 2014 Annual Report to Congress. According to the report, 2014 was a historic year for the SEC Whistleblower program in terms of both the number and dollar amount of whistleblower awards. The SEC issued whistleblower awards to more individuals in 2014 than in all … Continue Reading

SEC Backs Whistleblowers in Key Court Case

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
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

NWC Applauds First SEC Whistleblower Award

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
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

Calling All Corporate Whistleblowers – Continued

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
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

Last Call for July 20th Whistleblower Seminar

Posted in Events
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