whistleblowing activity

seclogoThe number of whistleblower reports to the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions continues to increase, according to the agency’s latest annual report. The November 16, 2015 report, which is entitled “The 2015 Annual Report to Congress: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program,” and which can be found here, reports that the number of whistleblower reports to the agency has increased every year since the program was instituted in 2011. The agency has also made over $54 million in whistleblower awards since the program’s inception, including more than $37 million to eight whistleblowers in fiscal year 2015 alone.
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whistlesecIn recent years, one of the favored responses of legislative reformers and regulatory enforcement authorities to financial fraud and other corporate misconduct has been the encouragement of whistleblowing activity. Both the Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act contained elaborate provisions designed to encourage and even to reward whistleblowers. There seems to be no question that the