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SEC Announces Largest Award to Date - Whistleblower Will Receive $114 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission has just announced a record-breaking $114 million whistleblower award. A separate entity was involved in the fraud investigation that led the SEC to award $52 million and the other agency to award $62 million to an unidentified financial industry insider. The announcement comes on the heels of a $50 million award, which was announced in June. The agency has awarded over $200 million to whistleblowers in 2020...

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  • SEC Amends Whistleblower Award Determination Rules

    The Securities and Exchange Commission will change the way it determines whistleblower award amounts. In a 3-2 vote, the commissioners have approved a set of amendments to the current rules governing monetary awards made to tipsters. The SEC said in a statement that the amendments...
  • SEC Awards More Than $10 Million to Whistleblower

    On Sept. 14, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it was issuing an award of more than $10 million to a whistleblower whose information and assistance were essential to a successful SEC fraud investigation. Jane Norberg, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower...
  • SEC Whistleblower Awards Surpass $500 Million

    New York whistleblowers have submitted 950 tips to the Securities Exchange Commission since the creation of its whistleblower program. Over nearly a decade, the program has led to more than $2 billion in monetary sanctions and $500 million in whistleblower awards. In June 2020,...