3 Years In, SEC Whistleblower Office Earns Name For Itself

Law360, New York (August 22, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Just three years after opening for business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Whistleblower has started to earn a name for itself by defending its program in court, making headlines with big awards and dramatically increasing its visibility through an all-hands-on-deck publicity campaign.

The office, which officially opened on Aug. 12, 2011, was authorized by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act to provide monetary awards to individuals who provide "high-quality original information" leading to an enforcement action with over $1 million in sanctions. But it wasn't until the program's latest year that the public got a true glimpse of what's...

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