The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Law specifically allows a SEC Whistleblower the ability to remain anonymous, thereby protecting the whistleblowers confidentiality.
This anonymity has two requirements:
Anonymous Whistleblower must file through counsel
The Frank Dodd whistleblower Law offers anonymity to a whistleblower only when that person files his securities fraud complaint through a whistleblower attorney. This is one really critical rationale for hiring a whistleblower lawyer. Not only then does a whistle blower lawyer potentially increase the size of a cash reward, by working with the SEC in its prosecution of the alleged securities fraud, but also now the attorney offers complete confidentiality and anonymity to the whistleblower.
Whistleblower must be disclosed at the time a cash reward is paid
The anonymity afforded a whistleblower under the Dodd Frank Whistleblower Law extends up until a cash reward is paid. At that time, the name of the whistleblower must be disclosed. Clearly, then should the SEC decided not to pursue a securities fraud action against the named corporation all Wall Street market participant, then the name of the whistleblower is never disclosed. Again, though, the whistleblower must maintain retain counsel to maintain her anonymity.
Read about the Anonymity Provisions provided the SEC Whistleblower Protection Laws.