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Entries in Whistleblower (248)

Friday
Aug302019

SEC awards whistleblower $1.8 million for ‘stellar information’

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded more than $1.8 million to a whistleblower who provided critically important information and assistance to an enforcement action involving overseas misconduct. 

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Tuesday
Jul232019

SEC rewards ‘overseas’ whistleblower

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday it awarded an overseas whistleblower $500,000.

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Tuesday
Jun112019

SCOTUS to whistleblowers: Ignore your company, go directly to the government

I recently read a Wall Street Journal article which discussed a $4.5 million award issued by the SEC to a whistleblower. The agency granted the award pursuant to a rule designed to incentivize internal reporting by whistleblowers who also report to the SEC within 120 days.

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Monday
Jun032019

SEC awards joint whistleblowers $3 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded two whistleblowers $3 million Monday for providing a tip that led to a "successful enforcement action involving an alleged securities law violation that impacted retail investors."

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Monday
May272019

SEC awards whistleblower $4.5 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded more than $4.5 million to a whistleblower whose tip triggered the company to launch an internal investigation and report the whistleblower’s allegations to the SEC and another agency.

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Wednesday
May152019

Whistleblower protection protocols are now a key element of FCPA compliance

As whistleblower protection continues to grow as an important part of the compliance landscape worldwide, companies should be prepared for the inevitable increase in incidents requiring investigation. This includes allegations of corruption and bribery, which can present significant challenges when raised through internal whistleblower channels.

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Friday
Feb152019

New Brazil bill seeks to add NPAs and whistleblower rewards

Earlier this month, the Brazilian Minister of Justice Sergio Moro presented a bill proposing an "anticrime package," establishing “measures against corruption, organized crime and crimes committed with serious violence.”

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Tuesday
Jan222019

Practice Alert: Avoiding pitfalls during Russia corporate investigations

Corporate investigations in Russia are conducted in a heavily regulated environment. They are further complicated by numerous practical challenges. Observing the legal and factual requirements is like navigating through a minefield. Below I briefly describe some of the pitfalls.

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Wednesday
Dec192018

New York regulator fines Barclays $15 million for whistleblower program flaws

Barclays CEO Jes Staley ignored his CCO and GCNew York's Department of Financial Services fined Barclays Bank PLC and its New York branch $15 million Tuesday because of attempts by the bank’s CEO, Jes Staley, to unmask a whistleblower "in contravention of Barclays’ established whistleblowing policies and procedures." 

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Wednesday
Nov282018

Why don't we trust whistleblowers?

I'm an accounting professor turned documentary filmmaker and I study how whistle blowing impacts fraud detection and prevention in organizations.

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Monday
Sep242018

Overseas whistleblower awarded $4 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded an overseas whistleblower $4 million for "extensive assistance" resulting in a successful action, the agency said Monday. 

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Thursday
Sep062018

SEC awards two whistleblowers $54 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $39 million to one whistleblower Thursday and $15 million to another in the same case for information that helped the agency "bring an important enforcement action." 

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