SEC Whistleblower Blog

Anxiety grows as CFTC and SEC stall on new rules for derivatives trading

June 8, 2011
 Anxieties are mounting in the derivatives market and the connected legal community as it becomes increasingly evident that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) will not have the new regulatory rules for that market completed by July 16, the day they are required...

Securities and Exchange Commission Rejects Business-backed Attack on Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program; SEC Final Rules Issued Today Will Encourage Whistleblowers to Report Securities Violations to Commission

May 25, 2011
The SEC adopted long-awaited final rules that govern the Commission’s whistleblower program established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law at a public meeting this morning.  The program provides whistleblowers with financial awards if they provide original information to the SEC leading to a successful enforcement...

Whistleblower Advocates Urge SEC to Resist Business’s Call to Undermine New Whistleblower Program

May 25, 2011
With the Securities and Exchange Commission due to vote this week on final rules for its new whistleblower-reward program, attorneys who represent corporate whistleblowers are urging the SEC to reject business-backed demands to penalize insiders who report securities violations directly to the commission without first using...