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As might have been expected, some will go to great lengths to claim they are entitled to a whistleblower reward based on suspect evidence. An example is this Commission order denying a whistleblower award to one person,...more
What I’m about to say is grossly oversimplified, but here goes: The Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions have two primary prongs. The first says that an individual who voluntarily provides the SEC with original...more
A decision has been made in the case against Omnicare, Inc. that will net a former Omnicare pharmacist more than $17.2 million in the ensuing settlement.
The settlement with the Department of Justice orders Omnicare,...more
The SEC Will Not Award Whistleblowers Who Provide Frivolous Information. The SEC determined that a claimant (who submitted “tips” relating to almost every single Notice of Covered Action”) was ineligible for awards because...more
The United Kingdom’s Parliament has been considering offering whistleblower bounties similar to those offered under the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. A commission formed by the Bank of...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decided that a whistleblower who did not “voluntarily” provide information to the SEC was nonetheless eligible to receive a monetary award of $400,000. The whistleblower’s...more
On July 31, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) issued a $400,000 whistleblower award to an individual who provided information leading to a successful SEC enforcement action. The SEC’s...more
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published a report on 30 July 2014 that recommends that no financial incentives are given to whistleblowers. This differs...more
Four years ago, Eric Ben-Artzi joined the Deutsche Bank AG in New York as a risk analyst. Within a year, he had noticed some sketchy dealings by the bank that seemed to overvalue billions of dollars worth of derivatives....more
Under a new final rule, contractors and subcontractors may not seek to recover from the government their legal costs and expenses incurred in connection with whistleblower retaliation claims. The Department of Defense, the...more
As recently reported by Ed Benson of Law 360, on July 4th, 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) issued a final order that denied a whistleblower award claim on the $18 million...more
Every organization should strive for honesty amongst its employees and stakeholders. This element allows for complete dedication to the organization's mission, and success. Encouraging a whistleblowing culture within the...more
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In the more than two centuries since Benjamin Franklin expressed those words, taxes have become perhaps even more of a certainty. The Internal Revenue...more
In 2013, the federal government recovered $3.8 billion from settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act (FCA). Whistleblowers—also called “relators”—can recover up to 30 percent of whatever a defendant pays in a...more
While many employers may feel uncomfortable in the face of headlines touting significant whistleblower payouts under provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the False Claims Act (FCA) and other federal laws, studies show...more
According to its recent press release, OSHA issued a preliminary order requiring SpongeTech Delivery Systems, Inc. of New York (Company), a cleaning product company, to pay a complainant $31,835.33 in back wages based on its...more
The Commission brought its first action involving the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. It centers on an investment adviser, a broker dealer, conflicts and retaliation against a firm employee who reported the...more
On June 3, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) issued a whistleblower award to two individuals who had provided information leading to a successful SEC enforcement action. The whistleblower...more
On June 3, 2014, the SEC issued an order that awarded two whistleblowers $437,500 each pursuant to Rule 21F of the Securities Exchange Act. This Order marks the SEC’s first award of 2014, and eighth award since the program...more
The SEC had mixed results in court this week. A Manhattan jury returned a verdict against the agency in a high profile and long-running insider trading case where the agency had previously obtained favorable rulings from the...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced the first award under its whistleblower program. The CFTC will pay an anonymous recipient approximately $240,000 for providing information about violations of the...more
On Monday, May 19, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued its first award to a whistleblower under its Dodd-Frank bounty program.
In this issue:
- CME Delays Prohibition on Transitory EFRPs
- JAC Issues Guidance on Margin Funds
- CFTC Hands Out First Whistleblower Award
- NFA Adopts Fee for Registration...more
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s whistleblower program was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. Under the program, the CFTC will provide awards to whistleblowers who report violations of the Commodity...more
The CFTC has a whistleblower award program that is separate from, but somewhat similar to, the SEC’s whistleblower award program. Both are mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act.
The CFTC has announced that the agency will...more
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