On May 25, pursuant to Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC adopted final rules implementing a new whistleblower program.  Under the program, the SEC will reward whistleblowers who voluntarily provide original information concerning violations  of the U.S. securities laws.  In order to qualify for a reward, such information must lead to a successful enforcement action resulting in a monetary sanction exceeding $1 million.  The final rules will be effective 60 days after they are submitted to Congress or published in the Federal Register.  SEC Release.  Final Rules.