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Entries in Sean McKessy (11)

Wednesday
Jun222016

SEC: What happens to whistleblower tips?

The SEC has now awarded more than $85 million to 32 whistleblowers since the whistleblower program started in 2011.

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Thursday
Dec032015

Gordon Schnell: Yes, we need whistleblower rewards

Congress could not have been any clearer in its statutory design. Nor the SEC any more outspoken in its revitalized approach to government enforcement. Whistleblower rewards work. Even more, they are an indispensable component of the modern regulatory scheme.

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Thursday
Nov052015

SEC limits award to $325,000 for ‘hesitant’ whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday announced a whistleblower award of $325,000 to a former investment firm employee who missed a bigger payout by waiting too long before tipping the agency about a fraud.

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Wednesday
Apr292015

SEC awards Paradigm Capital whistleblower $600,000 for retaliation

Candace King Weir (Image courtesy of Paradigm Capital Management)The former head trader at Paradigm Capital Management who was demoted and marginalized after reporting conflicts of interest to the SEC was awarded more than $600,000 Tuesday in the agency's first enforcement action based on retaliation against a whistleblower.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Compliance officer awarded $1.5 million under SEC whistleblower program

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award Wednesday of about $1.5 million to a compliance professional who provided information for an enforcement action against the whistleblower’s company.

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Thursday
Jul312014

SEC changes mind, awards whistleblower $400,000

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it awarded more than $400,000 to a whistleblower who reported a fraud to the SEC after the company failed to address the issue internally.

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Two SEC whistleblowers share $875,000 award

The SEC said Tuesday it awarded two whistleblowers more than $875,000 for their tips that helped the agency bring an enforcement action.

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Monday
Apr072014

First SEC whistleblower scores second payout 

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the whistleblower who received the first award under its Dodd-Frank program more than two years ago will collect $150,000 more, thanks to the agency recovering more funds in the case.

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Friday
Feb212014

SEC files amicus brief to expand employee whistleblower protection

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief on Thursday, arguing that whistleblowers are entitled to protection from employer retaliation, even if they report the wrongdoing only to their employer and not to the SEC.

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Monday
Jan132014

Whistleblowing -- learn from directors of the SEC, CFTC and IRS programs

On January 22, the ABA will host a panel discussion with the directors of three federal whistleblower programs: the SEC, CFTC and IRS. The program will provide an overview of the whistleblower programs and address hypothetical ethical situations often faced by whistleblowers and their attorneys.

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Thursday
Oct102013

Second chance for SEC whistleblowers

Sean McKessy, chief of the SEC whistleblower officeSome SEC whistleblowers act on principle and not for the money. But last week's $14 million reward from the SEC may cause some tipsters to reconsider. Those who want a second chance to follow the money may get one.

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