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SEC announces $17 million award to whistleblower

USA - July 25 2022 On July 19, 2022, the SEC announced an award of more than $17 million award to a whistleblower who provided critical information and assistance to…

CA District Court: SOX and Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions Do Not Apply To Individual Employed Abroad

USA - July 18 2022 On June 7, 2022, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, relying on recent ARB decisions, held that a plaintiff who…

Florida district court limits scope of protected activity under the FCA

USA - June 16 2022 On March 29, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida held that in order to engage in protected conduct under the False…

D.C. Circuit: No award to whistleblower who made disclosure before enactment of SEC’s whistleblower program

USA - June 14 2022 On May 27, 2022, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an order by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) denying a whistleblower award…

SEC proposes amendments to whistleblower program rules, which may lead to more SEC tips

USA - February 17 2022 On February 10, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced two proposed amendments to its Whistleblower Program rules. As we…

SDNY: Confidentiality Agreement Impeded Investors from Whistleblowing

USA - December 17 2021 On November 17, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that a company and its CEO violated Rule 21F-17 of the…

EEOC updates covid-19 guidance with anti-retaliation section

USA - December 16 2021 On November 17, 2021, the EEOC updated its technical guidance on COVID-19 and anti-discrimination with a new anti-retaliation section. The new…

SEC awards $400,000 to whistleblower culpable in fraudulent scheme

USA - December 3 2021 On November 23, 2021, the SEC issued an award of $400,000 to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided the SEC with original information that assisted…

SEC releases FY 2021 whistleblower program annual report

USA - December 1 2021 On November 15, 2021, the SEC published its annual report to Congress covering the period from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. The report was…

CA District Court: Dodd Frank Whistleblower provision does not apply extraterritorially

USA - November 11 2021 On June 28, 2021, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted the Company’s Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss…