The SEC’s whistleblower program is run by the Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) within the Division of Enforcement. Jane Norberg, Chief of the OWB, has been with that office since its creation. At a recent SCCE event, Norberg and Nikkia M. Wharton, senior counsel in the SEC Division of Enforcement, examined the growth of the whistleblower program over the past decade; its record number of tips and awards in fiscal year 2020; ways firms can use internal reporting to mitigate whistleblower risk; and the critical anti-retaliation protections afforded to whistleblowers. This article discusses the key takeaways from the program. See “SEC Annual Report Highlights Pandemic Response, Enforcement Focus Areas and Whistleblower Program Success
” (Dec. 10, 2020).