On July 25, 2017, the SEC announced another whistleblower award – this one for almost $2.5 million. What sets this award apart from earlier awards is its recipient – “an employee of a domestic government agency.” This award shows that it is not only a company’s employees who may take internal issues to the SEC. Instead, outside contractors and even government employees may go to the SEC. This award suggests that the SEC will continue to publicize large monetary awards to encourage whistleblowers to provide evidence of larger-scale issues.
Additional information on the whistleblower award and order can be found here.