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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, enacted by Congress in 2010, brought significant changes to financial regulation in the U.S. Among these changes was the establishment of the Office of the Whistleblower within the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Office of the Whistleblower is responsible for, among other things, administering a bounty program that permits individual whistleblowers who meet certain requirements to receive awards for information they submit to the SEC regarding securities law violations.