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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 27 Jun 2011

The SEC's whistleblower program: what the SEC has learned from the False Claims Act about avoiding whistleblower abuses and what FCA enforcement stands to learn from the SEC

The sweeping overhaul of the financial system in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) included provisions in Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Section 21F”) that required the SEC to pay substantial monetary awards to whistleblowers for disclosing alleged wrongdoing by publicly traded companies, financial services institutions, and other covered entities.

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