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CFTC Expanding Whistleblower Program

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
CFTC Expanding Whistleblower ProgramThe return from Thanksgiving holiday has been tough for advocates of whistleblower protections and common sense financial regulation. Last week, the Supreme Court heard Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which concerned whistleblower protections under the Dodd-Frank Act. The Court appears poised to eviscerate internal whistleblower protections, as the justices seemed sympathetic to Digital’s argument that whistleblowers must report alleged misconduct… Continue Reading

CFTC Asks for Public Comments on Whistleblower Rule Changes

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, News
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it is requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the Whistleblower Rules found in Part 165 of the CFTC’s Regulations. The CFTC announcement states: “The amendments would enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and make related changes to clarify staff authority to administer the whistleblower program. The proposal will also strengthen… Continue Reading

Whistleblower to Receive $290,000 Award From CFTC

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Whistleblower to Receive $290,000 Award From CFTCThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced yesterday that it will make an award of approximately $290,000 to a whistleblower for providing valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program provides monetary awards to persons who report violations of the CEA if… Continue Reading

CFTC invites comments on whistleblower regs

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, False Claims / Qui Tam, Legislation
The Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has proposed a series of regulations to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Members of the public are invited to comment on the proposed whistleblower regulations until February 4, 2011. We can expect a replay of the conflict generated by the rulemaking of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Industry… Continue Reading