On October 21, 2021, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced a nearly $200 million whistleblower award, the largest in history. The award was related to more than $3 billion in sanctions by the CFTC and foreign regulators. The award, so large that it emptied the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s fund for whistleblower awards, was criticized as “relating to an action by a foreign futures authority to address harm outside the United States.” Join us as we speak with David Kovel, attorney for the whistleblower and managing partner of Kirby McInerney LLP, as he discusses his role in this record-shattering award, the challenges he faced, and the public policy questions we face.


— David Kovel, Managing Partner, Kirby McInerney LLP
— Moderator: Prof. Gary Kalbaugh, Special Professor of Law, Maurice A. Dean School of Law

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