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First report of SEC's whistleblower office contains some surprises
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2011

On November 16, 2011, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower released its first annual report to Congress, as required by section 924(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act


First case decided under Dodd-Frank interprets its whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions expansively
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

On May 4, 2011, a district court in the Southern District of New York issued the first decision interpreting the scope of Dodd-Frank's whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions


Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision does not apply extraterritorially
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

On June 28, 2012, a Texas District Court held that the Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision per se does not apply extraterritorially


SEC pays first ever Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty award
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2012

On August 21, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has awarded its first whistleblower bounty, just over one year after the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules became effective


Sweeping new whistleblower incentives and protections in financial reform bill
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2010

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


SEC's Office of the Whistleblower begins processing tips: what companies should do now
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2011

Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, and Mark Cahn, General Counsel for the SEC, recently outlined the Office of the Whistleblower's activities and priorities in public remarks


Dodd-Frank’s SEC whistleblower rules take effect
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2011

On August 12, 2011, the SEC's Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules became effective, establishing the procedures for whistleblowers reporting violations to the SEC under section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act to receive a bounty of between 10 and 30 percent of sanctions the SEC collects in successful actions resulting in sanctions of over $1 million


Commodity Whistleblowers May Hit the Jackpot: Enhanced Bounty Rules in the Works
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2016

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is proposing amendments to its Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations to bring them more in line with


Germany’s Financial Regulator Establishes New Whistleblower Platform
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 11 2016

Last week, Germany’s Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) unveiled a centralized platform for receiving whistleblower complaints, including


SEC Bounty Hunters Take Heart: SEC Fines Company $265,000 For Using Severance Agreements That Provided a Waiver of Any Monetary Recovery For Filing a Tip
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions