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The SEC’s Whistleblower Program—The Amended Rules and Post-Amendment Developments  

Author:  Robert L. Hickok.; Jay A. Dubow.; Kaitlin L. Meola.

Source: Volume 54, Number 15, September 1 2021 , pp.185-188(4)

Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation

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In 2020 the SEC amended its Whistleblower Program rules. The authors discuss the amendment changes with regard to award criteria, whistleblower eligibility, litigation, and retaliation protections. They close with notes on significant post-amendment awards that are likely to incentivize potential whistleblowers to come forward with information.

Keywords: Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Award Criteria; Whistleblower Eligibility

Affiliations:  1: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders; 2: Troutman; 3: Troutman.

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