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First SEC whistleblower award-6 lessons learned
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“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
On Monday, May 19, 2014, the CFTC issued its first award to a whistleblower under its Dodd-Frank bounty program.
The Commission will pay $240,000 to an unidentified whistleblower who “voluntarily provided original...more
A federal jury recently ordered Playboy Enterprises to pay $6 million to a former accounting executive who was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for blowing the whistle internally on what she perceived was improper...more
On Oct. 1, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had awarded more than $14 million to an unidentified whistleblower who provided information leading to a successful enforcement action — by far...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a $14 million award to a whistleblower whose tip led to an enforcement action. The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, gave original information to the SEC that enabled...more
In what appears to be an alarming trend for employers, the Chicago Tribune recently reported that a former Chicago State University employee was awarded $3 million after a Cook County, Illinois jury found that the University...more
A California jury recently awarded Catherine Zulfer, a former accounting executive at Playboy Enterprises, $6 million after finding that Playboy violated the whistle-blower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)...more
On November 19, 2013, we reported on a record-breaking $14 million whistleblower bounty payout by the SEC. Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal reported that this award arose from an alleged “Chicago-based scheme to defraud...more
Except for the booming payout of $104 million to UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, most of the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Program's claims have not elicited any rewards. Senate Finance...more
Momentum for the SEC’s Dodd Frank whistleblower program is growing, and 2014 can be expected to bring continued expansion of the program and the number and types of whistleblower actions initiated by the SEC. The SEC’s...more
The DOJ has released its Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2013 totals for civil settlements and judgments recovered under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”). To say that the Department had a successful year in prosecuting fraud against...more
Invariably, the end of a calendar year brings “year-in-review” retrospectives on topics both major and mundane. Similarly, the start of a new calendar year is always accompanied by predictions and forecasts for the ensuing 12...more
In a recent order denying a whistleblower’s award claim,1 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission upheld the prospective application and discovery limitations of two of its rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more
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