SEC Whistleblower Award Program has had a “Transformative Impact” on Enforcement, SEC Chair Testifies
Yesterday, SEC Chair Mary Jo White testified before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. During her testimony, Ms. White praised the SEC Whistleblower Award Program. (See Testimony, p. 6)
According to Ms. White, “The number of whistleblower tips received by the Commission has increased each year of the program’s operation.”
She further testified that “The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower is currently tracking hundreds of matters in which a whistleblower’s tip has caused a matter under investigation or an investigation to be opened, or which have been forwarded to Enforcement staff for consideration in connection with an existing investigation.”
In Ms. White’s own words, the SEC Whistleblower Award Program has had “a transformative impact on our enforcement program.”
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