SEC and CFTC Received Record Number of Whistleblower Tips and Made a Record Award in 2022

Established by the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower and the CFTC’s Whistleblower Office have been operating for more than a decade. The two offices recently released their annual reports for the 2022 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2022. The reports reveal that they received a record number of tips and made several multi-million-dollar awards – including a record-setting award of nearly $200 million. This article synthesizes the key takeaways from the reports. See “Discussing 2022 Enforcement Results, SEC Enforcement Director Stresses Trust-Building Measures” (Jan. 18, 2023).

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