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CFTC Announces Record-Breaking $30 Million Whistleblower Award

Posted  07/12/18
Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a $30 million whistleblower award-the largest ever under the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program. The award, which is nearly triple the size of the CFTC’s previous highest award, is the fifth made under the program since its inception in 2010 and the first under President Trump. In February, Bloomberg reported that a whistleblower would receive a $30...

Constantine Cannon partner Eric Havian moderates panel with The Big Three -- heads of the whistleblower offices at the SEC, CFTC and IRS -- at the 16th Annual Offshore Alert Conference

Posted  05/30/18
Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian recently joined Jane Norberg, Christopher Ehrman and Lee Martin, the heads of the whistleblower offices for the SEC, CFTC and IRS (otherwise known as The Big Three), to moderate a panel entitled ‘Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach Of US Programs,’ which explored, among other things, the growing number of submissions from whistleblowers...

Constantine Cannon’s Eric Havian Will Join Panel with SEC, CFTC & IRS Whistleblowing Chiefs at OffshoreAlert Conference

Posted  03/6/18
The SEC's Jane Norberg, the CFTC's Christopher Ehrman and the IRS's Lee Martin will join Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian for a panel entitled "Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach of U.S. Programs." The panel will, among other things, look at the growing number of submissions from whistleblowers outside the United States. The OffshoreAlert Conference on financial...

Constantine Cannon’s Eric Havian Will Join Panel with SEC, CFTC & IRS Whistleblowing Chiefs at OffshoreAlert Conference

Posted  03/6/18
The SEC's Jane Norberg, the CFTC's Christopher Ehrman and the IRS's Lee Martin will join Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian for a panel entitled "Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach Of US Programs." The panel will, among other things, look at the growing number of submissions from whistleblowers outside the United States. The OffshoreAlert Conference on financial...

JP Morgan Whistleblower to Receive $30 Million Award

Posted  02/21/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team An unnamed whistleblower is set to receive a $30 million award from the Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC), according to Bloomberg, for reporting JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s failure to properly disclose that it was directing certain wealthy clients into investments that would be profitable for the bank. The conduct led to JPMorgan’s 2015 agreement to pay $367 million in...

Senator Grassley Proposes Important Whistleblower Amendments to GOP Tax Bill

Posted  11/16/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Charles Grassley, the seven-term Iowa Senator and long-time whistleblower advocate, has introduced two amendments to the Senate’s “Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill” that would assist whistleblowers. One would prevent the double-taxation of certain whistleblower awards, while another would permit whistleblowers who report criminal tax frauds to collect awards from criminal fines...

CFTC Proposes Significant Changes to Its Whistleblower Program

Posted  09/9/16
By Jason Enzler Last week the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed extensive amendments to the regulations implementing its five-year old whistleblower program.  If adopted, the changes would expand and clarify its whistleblower protections, the scope of who can enforce whistleblower protections, the bases for how awards to whistleblowers will be calculated, and the process by which...

CFTC Announces Its Largest Whistleblower Reward (so far . . .)

Posted  04/7/16
By Jason Enzler This week the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) awarded its largest bounty to date to a whistleblower -- over $10 million.  The award is the third payment to a whistleblower the CFTC has made under its whistleblower program implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. The identities of the whistleblower and the defendant(s?) are shielded by law.  The Dodd-Frank Act and rules...

Compliance Officers in the Crosshairs?

Posted  11/23/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Are compliance officers being targeted by government regulators?   An increased focus on individual accountability is making those professionals feel particularly vulnerable, even as regulators in the United States and abroad emphasize their partnership with compliance officers. Andrew Ceresney, director of the Security & Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement,

CFTC Announces Second Whistleblower Award

Posted  10/1/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The CFTC announced its second ever whistleblower award yesterday under the agency's Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.  The anonymous whistleblower will receive roughly $290,000 for reporting information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act that led to an  enforcement action.  This award follows nearly a year and a half after the CFTC announced its first...
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