SL05 - Whistleblowers: Endangered Canaries or Bounty Hunters?

Date/Time: 
10/20/2020 - 2:30pm to 10/20/2020 - 3:30pm
Room: 
TBA

This panel will discuss state and federal whistleblower programs with a focus on the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission programs. These relatively new whistleblower programs offer protections for whistleblowers and the possibility of substantial bounties for whistleblowers bringing valuable information to public enforcers. Although the programs have had notable successes, our panelists will also discuss challenges faced by whistleblowers seeking to recover under the programs.