The SEC has released a final rule that amends the rules governing its whistleblower
program. Specifically, the amendments (1) “expand the scope of related actions
eligible for an award” and (2) clarify that the SEC has the authority to “consider
the dollar amount of a potential award to increase an award,” but not to “decrease
an award.” The final rule’s amendments will become effective 30 days after the date
of the rule’s publication in the Federal Register.