FCPA whistleblower rewards are available to corporate consultants and vendors who report corporate bribery to the SEC under the Dodd-Frank program. Third-party consultants and vendors who report SEC-regulated companies violating the FCPA are eligible for rewards under the SEC’s reward program, which was established under Dodd-Frank.
Sales bribery is a big area where consultants and vendors may have valuable information. FCPA whistleblower rewards are available to corporate consultants and vendors who have information about companies bribing foreign officials to obtain deals, tenders, and sales. Companies often engage third-party consultants, vendors, channel partners, and intermediaries to assist their local corporate sales teams. During the course of this work, consultants and vendors can become aware of payments and incentives being provided to government decision makers, including tender committee officials, to obtain business and deals. This information can be very valuable if reported to the SEC under the Dodd-Frank reward program.
Likewise, FCPA whistleblower rewards are available to consultants and vendors who have information about bribing foreign regulatory officials, immigration officials, and customs officials. Companies will often engage consultants and vendors to assist in obtaining visas, work permits, and residence permits for their expatriates. Consultants often have information about companies bribing local tax and revenue officials and making payments to regulatory officials to obtain permits and licenses in order to operate. Similar to the information relating to sales bribery, this information can be extremely valuable if reported to the SEC under the Dodd-Frank reward program.