Attorney General Eric Holder recently gave a speech on financial fraud as an enforcement priority.  Eric Holder, Attorney Gen., Remarks on Financial Fraud Prosecutions at NYU School of Law(Sept. 17, 2014).  Holder highlighted the value of bringing enforcement actions against individual executives in addition to the companies that employ them.  Holder said that these individual actions enhance accountability, promote fairness by punishing the bad actor as opposed to innocent employees and shareholders, and increase deterrence.  Holder proposed that the government create better incentives for witnesses to come forward, and suggested that the government remove or increase the $1.6 million cap on whistleblower payments under the whistleblower provision of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act.