In addition to market manipulation and various forms of outright theft through fraudulent schemes, the CFTC enforces laws and regulations prohibiting any schemes in connection with commodities, futures and swaps, and whistleblowers are critical to reporting and stopping this kind of fraud. For example, price manipulation of various sorts is unlawful with respect to futures contracts and commodities. This behavior – or the attempting of price manipulation is also now unlawful with respect to swaps, following passage of Dodd-Frank.
Whistleblowers with information on persons or companies who have engaged in these deceptive schemes are encouraged to report to the CFTC Whistleblower Office. If one reports CFTC fraud with the help of a qualified CFTC whistleblower attorney, the whistleblower may remain anonymous.
Hagens Berman represents several whistleblower actions under the CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Programs, including representation of high-profile market expert Haim Bodek, and marshals its significant nationwide resources and expertise in financial fraud to best present whistleblower matters to the SEC and CFTC.