On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced its largest whistleblower award to date ̶ more than $10 million. The award is the third, and by far the largest, whistleblower award the CFTC has issued since the Dodd-Frank Act authorized it to pay bounties to individuals who provide the CFTC with original information that leads to enforcement actions yielding more than $1 million in sanctions. The CFTC did not identify the subject enforcement action or percentage of the monetary sanctions that were awarded to the whistleblower, but the CFTC noted that the whistleblower’s information was “sufficiently specific, credible, and timely to cause the Commission to open an investigation.” The CFTC added that it based the amount of the award on the significance of the whistleblower’s information, the degree of assistance the whistleblower provided, and the Commission’s programmatic and law enforcement interests. The Commission further noted that the whistleblower did not participate or have any involvement in the violations, did not participate and or interfere with internal complaints and reporting systems, and did not unreasonably delay reporting the information to the Commission.