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Financial Times May 22, 2017 CFTC Strengthens Rules to Protect Whistleblowers

"The primary US commodities regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said on Monday that it has approved rule changes to bolster protections for whistleblowers and improve its process for reviewing claims. ..."

Bloomberg BNA May 22, 2017 CFTC Authorized to File Whistle-Blower Retaliation Claims

"The CFTC may file enforcement actions against employers that retaliate against whistleblowers, under rule changes adopted May 22. ..."

Reuters May 22, 2017 CFTC Bolsters Rules to Shield Whistleblowers from Retaliation

"The top U.S. derivatives regulator took steps to strengthen its whistleblower rules on Monday by building in new protections to shield tipsters from retaliation or being muzzled by their employers. ..." May 22, 2017 Press Release: PR7559-17 - CFTC Strengthens Anti-Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers and Enhances the Award Claims Review Process

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) unanimously approved amendments to the CFTC’s Whistleblower Rules that will, among other things, strengthen the CFTC’s anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims. ..."

FCPA June 11, 2014 Interview with Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office

"As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). ..."

Law 360 June 4, 2014 10 Important Aspects Of The CFTC Whistleblower Program

"On May 19, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued its first award under the CFTC’s whistleblower award program.[1] ..."

FCPA Blog May 21, 2014 CFTC Pays $240,000 to First Whistleblower

"The acting chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said Tuesday the agency will make its first award to a whistleblower under the program created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. ..."

Wall Street Journal - Law Blog May 20, 2014 CFTC Hands Out First Whistleblower Award

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday that it paid an anonymous whistleblower $240,000 for a tip that panned out. ..." May 9, 2014 Drums Along the Potomac

"This is a sort of limbo period for the CFTC, and, by extension, the markets in general. No commission quorum means no big decisions. ..." April 7, 2014 CFTC Whistleblower Office Poised to Make First Monetary Award in 2014, Director Says

"The number of tips alleging Commodity Exchange Act violations that were submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's nascent whistle-blower program has significantly increased since October, ..." February 19, 2014 CFTC Will Flex Dodd-Frank Muscle In 2014

"This year could be a big one for enforcement efforts by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a good reason: Whistleblowers. ..."

Wall Street Journal - Risk & Compliance Journal October 18, 2013 Q&A: Christopher Ehrman, Director, CFTC's Whistleblower Office

"The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill established the closely-watched whistleblower program run by the Securities and Exchange Commission. ..."

Reuters October 1, 2013 Bigger Payouts Seen for U.S. Financial Market Whistleblowers

"In the two years since U.S. market regulators launched programs to encourage whistleblowers to report corporate wrongdoers, all of five people have been rewarded, ..."

Taxpayers Against Fraud Educational Fund January 4, 2013 Taxpayers Against Fraud Interviews the Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office

"Kristin Amerling, President of Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAF-EF), Interviews Vincente Martinez, Director of the Whistleblower Office at the Commodities Future Trading Commission (CTFC)"

Law 360 October 12, 2012 Filing Pointers From CFTC's Whistleblower Office

"The Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower programs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ..."

FCPA Blog September 4-7, 2012 Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part I,
Part II, Part III, Part IV

"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). ..."

NFA Newsletter Summer 2012 Facts About the CFTC Whistleblower Program

"The following are some basic facts about the program ..."