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Bloomberg: SEC Receives Record Number of Whistleblower Tips From Remote Employees

USA - February 2 2021 A recent Bloomberg article reports that whistleblower complaints to the SEC have soared as employees have been working from home during the COVID-19…

CFTC Releases 2020 Annual Report on its Whistleblower Program

USA - November 25 2020 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) recently released its 2020 Annual Report on the status of its Whistleblower Program for the fiscal…

SEC Amends Whistleblower Program Rules

Ireland, USA - October 8 2020 On September 23, 2020, by a vote of 3 to 2, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the adoption of a final rule implementing several…

SEC Awards Whistleblower More Than $10 Million

USA - September 17 2020 On September 14, 2020, the SEC announced payment of more than $10 million to a whistleblower who provided original information to the SEC that led to…

Third Circuit Confirms Limits on Scope of Protected Activity Under SOX

USA - August 18 2020 On July 16, 2020, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a former IT analyst’s whistleblower retaliation claim, holding that he lacked an…

ARB Rules That Complaints about Theoretical Violations are not Protected Whistleblowing Activity under Dodd-Frank

USA - July 20 2020 On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) held that a complaint about a theoretical violation of the…

Texas District Court Dismisses SOX Whistleblower Claim for Lack of Employer-Employee Relationship

USA - June 24 2020 On June 12, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted a motion to dismiss in favor of the defendant in a SOX…

CFTC Issues $6 Million Whistleblower Award

USA - June 19 2020 On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a $6 million whistleblower award to an individual under its…

COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Bill Introduced Into Congress

USA - June 18 2020 On June 15, 2020, Senator Kamala Harris and Representatives Jackie Speier and Jamie Raskin introduced the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act (the…

SEC Announces Record-Breaking $50 Million Award to Whistleblower

Ireland, USA - June 5 2020 On June 4, 2020, the SEC announced a nearly $50 million award to a whistleblower who provided the SEC with detailed, first-hand information that…