Update on the SEC Office of the Whistleblower


Leslie D. Miller, senior attorney
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) recently issued a report reviewing the activities of its initial year of operations. In addition, OWB Chief Sean McKessy has made public remarks indicating that the SEC has been tracking the conduct of employers whose employees have filed whistleblower complaints with the OWB. The OWB's activities should be of significant interest to companies that are subject to the jurisdiction of the SEC, because the office may often be processing whistleblower complaints of securities violations that companies have not become aware of through their internal reporting processes, especially hotlines. Issues in Brief

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