Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. Today, we delve into a record-breaking year for the SEC’s whistleblower program and explore a continuing debate in antitrust as Jonathan Kanter takes the helm at DOJ. Thanks for reading, and please get in touch with tips and feedback. A programming note: this newsletter will be off next week. Here’s wishing you a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.

After Cracking Down on ‘Nonsense,’ SEC Whistleblower Program Has Record-Breaking Year

The Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower program smashed its previous record for tips received last year as the COVID-19 pandemic drove a surge in whistleblowing activity.