FCPA Whistleblower Retaliation Is Illegal

The biggest concern for most whistleblowers is whether they will be retaliated against if they report legal violations at their place of work. This is especially true for whistleblowers who report a potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In this article we will outline the protections a whistleblower is entitled to when […]

FCPA Whistleblower Paid $279 Million for Assisting In Ericsson Enforcement Actions

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On May 5th the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded a record breaking $279 million to a whistleblower who reported legal violations that resulted in three separate enforcement actions. Since the award, the Wall Street Journal has revealed that the award was related to a tipster who assisted the SEC with its record-breaking fine against […]

What is the SEC Form TCR?


If you are an SEC whistleblower, then it’s likely that at some stage you will come across SEC Form TCR. TCR stands for Tips, Complaints Referrals and the SEC Form TCR allows whistleblowers to provide information to the SEC and become eligible for an SEC whistleblower award. If you want to submit SEC Form TCR, […]

Whistleblower Is Paid $279 million by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent a clear message to Wall Street last week when it awarded an incredible $279 million to a whistleblower who reported legal violations that resulted in three separate enforcement actions.   The payout was the largest ever under the wildly successful SEC whistleblower rewards program and was more than […]

How to Claim Whistleblower Rewards For Reporting Crypto Fraud

Article by John Joy, Managing Attorney, FTI Law.  SEC Crypto Whistleblower Rewards The SEC operates a whistleblower reward program for people reporting fraud or crime involving “securities.”  The SEC believes that some contracts to buy cryptocurrencies are “securities.”   If you know about a person or company fraudulently selling cryptocurrencies (through an ICO for example) you may be […]

ABB, Honeywell, AT&T – Over $500 Million in SEC Fines in January


At the end of every month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) publishes a Notice of Covered Action for recent fines in excess of one million dollars. There were seven notices issued in January for over $500 in fines, the headlines were: Honeywell pays over $161 million for bribery schemes in Algeria and Brazil ABB […]

What UK Employment Lawyers Need to Know about SEC Whistleblowers

In the last ten years the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), has paid out over $1 billion in rewards to whistleblowers and levied over $6 billion in fines resulting from whistleblower tips. Some of these fines have been against UK companies and this is not surprising. The UK ranks as one of the top […]

WhatsApp, Bribery and Kim Kardashian – SEC Fines This Month

At the end of every month, the SEC publishes a Notice of Covered Action (NOCA) for enforcement actions where penalties exceeded one million dollars. In November, the SEC published 15 NOCAs  for a combined total of over $1.4 billion in fines. The headline cases were:  Summaries of November’s NOCAs are below, and remember, once a NOCA is […]

Why Public Companies Need to Incentivize Whistleblowers

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower rewards program has prompted over 50,000 tip-offs in the last decade that have led to public companies paying almost $5 billion in fines and penalties.   This is an embarrassing and costly state of affairs for some of the world’s most innovative companies, and something needs to change. If public companies want to […]

SEC Whistleblower Fines For September: 15 Cases for $36 Million

At the end of every month, the SEC publishes a Notice of Covered Action (NOCA) for recent enforcement actions with monetary penalties exceeding $1 million. For September the SEC published fifteen NOCAs which featured nearly $36 million in sanctions.  Once a NOCA is published, any whistleblower who provided information to the SEC on the case has 90 days […]