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An In-House Cheat Sheet On The SEC Whistleblower Program

Law360, Chicago (April 10, 2015, 9:39 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission continues to wield the Dodd-Frank whistleblower regime against illegal corporate conduct, the boundaries and possibilities of the program are coming into focus. Here, we present a quick guide for in-house counsel on the developments that have shaped the program.

August 21, 2012:

A year after launching the program, the SEC made its first whistleblower payment of $50,000, or 30 percent of the SEC’s recovery, to a whistleblower whose tip led to an enforcement action and more than $1 million in court-ordered sanctions, of which $150,000 had been paid. As the action ensnared other participants...

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