Tag: whistleblowers

Are whistleblowers just out for the big bucks?

by Cydney Posner Given that, last year, the SEC  awarded $30 million to one whistleblower alone, it looks like a pretty good gig. The previous year, the SEC awarded a whistleblower $14 million. That’s not too bad either. But according to a recent white paper from The Network, a provider of ethics […]

Study shows whistleblower complaints lead to increased penalties and likelihood of enforcement

by Cydney Posner An academic study, first reported by the WSJ, concludes that, in regulatory enforcement actions brought by the SEC and DOJ alleging financial misrepresentation, employee whistleblowers have a consequential impact on regulatory outcomes, increasing the size of penalties, length of prison sentences and duration of the actions. In addition, […]