October 4, 2013

SEC Issues Largest Whistleblower Award to Date

Summary: After issuing its first whistleblower award of $50,000 approximately one year ago, the SEC has continued to reward whistleblowers who report potential violations of federal securities law that result in successful enforcement actions, including a recent award for $14 million. The magnitude of this award is sure to encourage additional whistleblower reports to the SEC. Companies are advised to take seriously all internal complaints and conduct thorough investigations.

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