Are You Eligible to be an SEC Whistleblower?

About the Program

Established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the SEC Whistleblower Program provides eligible whistleblowers with significant monetary awards, employment protections, and the ability to report misconduct anonymously. Tips must be provided to the Commission voluntarily, the information must be original and, to qualify for an award, the tip must lead to an enforcement action resulting in more than $1 million in monetary sanctions.

But do people know about the program? Not nearly enough.

In a 2015 survey we conducted in partnership with the University of Notre Dame, “The Street, The Bull and The Crisis: A Survey of the US & UK Financial Services Industry,” we found that an astonishing 37% of financial services professionals in the United States were unaware of this revolutionary investor protection initiative.

Eligibility Calculator

Our Eligibility Assessment

To increase public awareness of the SEC Whistleblower Program, we created the SEC Whistleblower Eligibility Calculator, a first-of-its-kind tool for potential whistleblowers to understand the program’s general qualifications. The easy-to-use calculator presents users with various questions, which then lead to a customized and detailed eligibility report. The assessment also provides numerous links to the rules, regulations and other helpful resources.

Electing to blow the whistle is an incredibly difficult personal and professional decision. By providing a confidential mechanism for prospective SEC whistleblowers to learn more about the program on their own time and in their own space, we hope to empower individuals to make informed decisions.

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