Will Your Employees Go To You Or The Gov't?

Law360, New York (June 13, 2016, 11:20 AM EDT) -- Gary F. Giampetruzzi

S. Joy Dowdle May was the month of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announcing three awards — two in the multimillion-dollar range — and each going to insiders. While each award is of interest, underscoring the SEC's prior warnings that whistleblowers are continually more common and sophisticated, the May 13, 2016, award of $3.5 million is particularly noteworthy as the recipient provided information that neither instigated nor expanded an enforcement action. Rather, the recipient was awarded for providing "detailed" information that "significantly contributed" to an ongoing investigation. The takeaway for companies: get...

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