Lisa Banks

Lisa BanksLisa J. Banks is a founding partner with the whistleblower and employment law firm Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, in Washington, D.C. She concentrates her practice on claims related to whistleblower retaliation, SEC and CFTC whistleblower tips, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, Title IX and contractual employment disputes. She is co-author of the comprehensive whistleblower law treatise Whistleblower Law: A Practitioner’s Guide, an exhaustive guide to the dozens of federal and state whistleblower law affecting virtually every industry in the country, and has also published the CFTC Whistleblower Practice Guide, a comprehensive handbook for CFTC whistleblowers and their lawyers. Ms. Banks earned her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. She can be reached at [email protected].

Whistleblower rewards are becoming an ever-more important part of regulatory enforcement

A recent flurry of multimillion-dollar awards from the SEC and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) illustrates the increased significance of so-called “bounty programs” rewarding whistleblowers for proving information to help the government regulate trading and recover stolen funds. Take note: these programs are now a prominent part of the system of American whistleblower law.

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