'Hug Your Whistleblower,' Former SEC Attorneys Advise

Law360 (October 28, 2020, 9:41 PM EDT) -- Attorneys speaking at a panel on the success of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program, which just closed a record year before landing its largest bounty ever, had plenty of advice on Wednesday with an overarching message: "Hug your whistleblower."

The comment came from two former members of the SEC's enforcement division in a conversation with Jane Norberg, chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, during the virtual Securities Enforcement Forum 2020.

The 10-year-old whistleblower program's record-breaking fiscal year 2020 saw more than $175 million awarded to 39 whistleblowers.

Lorin L. Reisner of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison...

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