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Constantine Cannon Partner Mary Inman Comments on Importance of Anonymity for Whistleblowers to Government Accountability Project

Posted  02/15/19
London partner Mary Inman was recently quoted in DC-based Government Accountability Project (GAP)’s blog post about effective whistleblower protection in emerging international laws. Among other priorities, the long-standing Government Accountability Project brings attention to important whistleblower issues, corporate and financial accountability, and international whistleblower rights – issues that are...

December 18, 2018

The New York Department of Financial Services has imposed a $15 million fine on Barclays Bank PLC based on efforts by the bank and its CEO, Jess Staley, to identify an anonymous whistleblower within the organization, in contravention of the bank's whistleblower policies.  NY

Catch of the Week — SEC Hands Two Whistleblowers $54 Million

Posted  09/7/18
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The SEC announced late this week that it had issued two whistleblower rewards totaling $54 million. Of the total reward, one tipster received $39 million-the second-largest reward the SEC has ever granted-while a second received $15 million, the eighth-largest award yet granted. The SEC commended both whistleblowers for providing “critical information and continued assistance” that “helped the agency bring an...

July 12, 2018

The CFTC announced an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action. The award is the largest award made by the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to date and is the fifth award made by the program. Previously, the highest award amount paid to a CFTC whistleblower was in March 2016 of more than $10 million (see CFTC Press Release 7351-16, CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award of More Than $10 Million). CFTC

July 27, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $1.7 million to a company insider who provided the agency with critical information to help stop a fraud that would have otherwise been difficult to detect.  Millions of dollars were returned to harmed investors as a result of the SEC’s ensuing investigation and enforcement action.  ''When whistleblowers tip the SEC, it not only can bring wrongdoers to justice but also relief to investors,'' said Jane Norberg, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower.  ''This whistleblower's valuable information enabled us to stop further investor harm and ultimately return money to victims.''  Approximately $158 million has now been awarded to 46 whistleblowers who voluntarily provided the SEC with original and useful information that led to a successful enforcement action. SEC

July 27, 2017

The SEC made a whistleblower award of more than $1.7 million to an undisclosed company insider who provided the agency with critical information to help stop a fraud that would have otherwise been difficult to detect.  The SEC reports that roughly $158 million has now been awarded to 46 whistleblowers who voluntarily provided the SEC with original and useful information that led to a successful enforcement action.  SEC

JPMorgan Whistleblowers Set to Reap Record $61 Million Bounty

Posted  07/21/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Two whistleblowers are apparently set to share a record $61 million award from the SEC for helping make the case that JPMorgan Chase & Co. failed to disclose to wealthy clients that it was steering them into investments that would be most profitable for the bank. The SEC issued letters notifying six whistleblower applicants of the preliminary decision. The letters said that...

How Two Wall Street Analysts Became SEC Whistleblowers

Posted  04/27/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In 2012, an anonymous analyst noticed Texas-based medical device manufacturer Orthofix was outperforming expectations. The analyst suspected that something was off, as the company’s earnings reports showed its wholesale customers were taking longer than usual to pay Orthofix. The company’s executives blamed the delay on logistical problems at foreign offices. The analyst...
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