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Statutes and Regulations

The Whistleblower Program was created by Congress on July 21, 2010 in Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

The SEC implemented the program by issuing Final Rules on May 25, 2011. These Final Rules are effective as of August 12, 2011.

Remarks on the Final Rules on May 25, 2011

Reports and Studies

Other Whistleblower Programs

If you have information about violations related to commodities, futures, or similar products, including all violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, please refer to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s whistleblower program.

If your information also implicates United States tax laws, you may want to learn more about the IRS Whistleblower Program.

The Department of Justice enforces the False Claims Act, another major whistleblower law.

Finding an Attorney

While the SEC cannot recommend an attorney, we can provide resources from our Fast Answer database.

How the SEC Investigates Cases

If you would like guidance on considerations the SEC uses when analyzing allegations of fraud and determining which cases to pursue, please see the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Manual.

A stack of folders"Today's rules are intended to break the silence of those who see a wrong. … I believe it is critical to be able to leverage the resources of people who may have first-hand information about potential violations."

Chairman Mary L. Schapiro
May 25, 2011