A Closer Look At SEC's Whistleblower Proposals

Law360 (October 25, 2018, 1:01 PM EDT) -- This summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 to propose amendments to the rules[1] governing its whistleblower program. At nearly 200 pages long, the proposed amendments contain a number of substantive proposed changes to the program. As the two dissenting commissioners and others have noted,[2] the proposed amendments represent a step back for the program. However, there are elements of the proposed amendments that should encourage whistleblowers. 

Capping SEC Whistleblower Awards at $30 Million

The proposed amendments would permit the SEC to limit awards that would otherwise result in a whistleblower receiving over $30 million, if the commission determines that such...

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