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“CFTC Whistleblower Tips and Awards Fall After Record 2018”

The Wall Street Journal talked to Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton about the CFTC’s outreach to whistleblowers in a story discussing the drop in CFTC whistleblower submissions and award rates last year.

The CFTC—which has issued 14 awards, totaling more than $100 million, to tipsters since 2011—in recent years has focused more on marketing and outreach efforts to raise awareness of its whistleblower program.

For instance, the regulator recently encouraged people to blow the whistle on suspected foreign bribery practices and potential violations of anti-money-laundering rules in the commodities and derivatives markets, said Erika Kelton, a lawyer representing whistleblowers at Phillips & Cohen LLP.

Read the full article, “CFTC whistleblower tips and awards fall after record 2018,” on The Wall Street Journal’s website. 

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