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The “Unbelievable Success” of the SEC Whistleblower Program Is Likely to Continue in 2024 and Beyond

John T. Crutchlow is a Partner at Youman & Caputo. Crutchlow is a former SEC Enforcement Division attorney and a former DOJ attorney who represents whistleblowers. After a record-setting 2023, the SEC’s whistleblower program is poised to…

What Type of Evidence Is Required in an SEC Whistleblower Case?

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower is an individual who comes forward with a tip, complaint or referral regarding an alleged securities law violation that has occurred, is ongoing or is about to occur….

Timeline of an SEC Whistleblower Award

How long a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Award takes can vary significantly from case to case. If the SEC receives a tip through its Whistleblower Program and finds sufficient evidence, it may order…

What Is the Process of an SEC Investigation?  

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal agency with the primary mission of enforcing securities laws. The SEC has jurisdiction to enforce federal securities laws to protect investors and the public. If the…

SEC Maintains Pressure on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement

The SEC announced a number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions in the first half of 2023, a strong indication that the SEC continues to prioritize FCPA enforcement. And all indications are that SEC…

SEC Whistleblower Program Sets Record on Road to Strong 2023

As we enter the final quarter of fiscal year 2023 [1], all indications point to another banner year for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program. The SEC has announced eight awards to whistleblowers that exceeded…