Financial incentives in the form of whistleblower awards, as Congress recognized, are integral to promoting whistleblowing to the Commission. Read more
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 authorizes the CFPB to limit arbitration in contracts for consumer financial products and services. Read more
A recent interpretation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Rules under Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was most significant. This interpretation... Read more
Whistleblowers Against Fraud (WAF), a group founded by Joseph Piacentile, helps individuals report fraud and collect compensation for the information they provide. WAF explains how the Dodd-... Read more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received more than 3,500 tips from whistleblowers in fiscal year 2014, the largest number received since the program went into effect three years... Read more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled its first whistleblower retaliation case since financial reforms introduced under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act strengthened whistleblower... Read more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a whistleblower award of more than $875,000 to be divided evenly between two individuals who provided tips and assistance to help t... Read more
Acting Chairman Mark Wetjen of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced last month that the agency will make its first award to a whistleblower as part of the Commission’s W... Read more
U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the Southern District of New York ruled recently that a whistleblower’s retaliation claim under the Dodd-Frank Act must go through pre-dispute ar... Read more
The Dodd-Frank Act was passed in July 2010, establishing the SEC Office of the Whistleblower in 2011. The program was designed by Congress to provide monetary incentives for anyone who has k... Read more
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