The DOJ Announces Intention to Launch Whistleblower Program: What Does It Mean for Whistleblowers?

A sweeping whistleblower program, announced by senior DOJ officials in March 2024, means whistleblowers at unlisted U.S. companies may now be eligible for monetary rewards, but what those rewards will look like may leave some whistleblowers unsatisfied. The Anti-Corruption Report spoke to experts in the field – some who represent corporations and some who represent whistleblowers – to understand what this new program will mean for those seeking rewards for blowing the whistle. This second article in a two-part series considers what the program will look like for whistleblowers, including limitations on eligibility and payment amounts. Part one explored what the program will look like at the governmental level. See “SEC and CFTC Received Record Number of Whistleblower Tips and Made a Record Award in 2022” (Feb. 15, 2023).

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