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Largest CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Awards

Largest CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Awards

- Whistleblower New Review

Blowing the Whistle About Fraud in The Finance Sector

In spite of a legal framework that vows to encourage transparency, securities and commodities trading fraud are rampant in the U.S. In order to deter fraudsters and protect investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have both established whistleblower programs. 

In the wake of the 2008 crisis, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enhancing the CFTC’s “regulatory authority to oversee the more than $400 trillion swaps market,” and allowing the SEC to exert more control over financial products and corporate governance and disclosure, improving consumer protections and transparency. 

Dodd-Frank also gave rise to the above-mentioned whistleblower programs. The 2010 Act established that the CFTC would pay an award to eligible whistleblowers “who voluntarily provide the Commission with original information about a violation of the CEA that leads to the successful enforcement of a covered judicial or administrative action, or a related action.” On the other hand, retaliation against tipsters who provide information about potential violations is strictly forbidden....


The Largest SEC Whistleblower Awards (2012-2019)

The Largest SEC Whistleblower Awards (2012-2019)

- Whistleblower New Review
What Makes a Successful Whistleblower? The SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs were created to encourage insiders to come forward with original information that can lead to enforcement actions against unethical financial industry players. 
By offering rewards to tipsters, the programs help protect investors and other potential victims of financial fraud. The agency’s whistleblower provisions, the SEC states, help “better preserve the integrity of the United States'...

David Kani | Author & Lawyer | Tapped for National MENSA Keynote Lecture

David Kani | Author & Lawyer | Tapped for National MENSA Keynote Lecture

Business Attorney David Kani to Present: Cannabusiness - What's Now, New & Next? at MENSA AG, Annual Gathering

- Yahoo! Finance
David Kani, a high visibility California business lawyer and noted author, is slated for a keynote lecture at MENSA's Annual Gathering on July 8th at the Sheraton Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Annual conference participants, all members of the ultra-high IQ MENSA organization, will attend Kani's lecture: Cannabusiness – What's Now, New & Next, based on his forthcoming similarly titled book wherein he looks at:
The Cannabis Green Rush which is attracting hordes...

Steve Hochfelsen, Lawyer - Author, Tapped for MENSA Annual Conference Keynote

Steve Hochfelsen, Lawyer - Author, Tapped for MENSA Annual Conference Keynote

California Business Attorney Steve Hochfelsen to Present: Profits of Denial at MENSA's AG in Arizona

- Yahoo! Finance
Steve Hochfelsen, a California business trial lawyer focused on commercial litigation, is set for a keynote presentation at MENSA's Annual Gathering on July 6th in Phoenix, Arizona.
MENSA Annual Gathering attendees, all members of the exclusive ultra-high IQ global community, will consider Hochfelsen's presentation: Profits of Denial – Insurance Companies Adding Insult to Injury, based on his forthcoming eponymously titled book wherein reveals:
The friendly faced zany...

Sutton Hart Press Acquires cannabis business book by David Kani & Tony Alfiere

Sutton Hart Press Acquires cannabis business book by David Kani & Tony Alfiere

- Yahoo! News
Sutton Hart Press has acquired worldwide rights to POT INC. authored by California cannabis business trial lawyer David Kani and cannabis entrepreneur Tony Alfiere. Sutton Hart's publishing team negotiated the deal with Elite Lawyer Management representing Mr. Kani and Platform Strategy agents on behalf of Mr. Alfiere.
The book will be published in Q1 2019 in the U.S. and Canada.
Tony Alfiere and David Kani's POT INC. is an entrepreneur's guide to the marijuana industry; a how-to,...