Is your employer violating federal securities (SEC) laws or doing something that constitutes securities fraud?
Our SEC whistleblower lawyers help people confidentially report securities fraud and claim whistleblower cash rewards.
Whistleblowers who report securities violations under the recent SEC whistleblower program are invaluable in combatting market deceit, protecting pension funds and preventing manipulation of invested finances.
To persuade whistleblowers to come forward, the Dodd-Frank Act provides both financial incentives (SEC whistleblower cash rewards) and anti-retaliation protections against employer retaliation (firing or harassing for reporting fraud) for employees who provide original knowledge of securities and commodities violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
An individual who brings original knowledge that contributes to a successful SEC action is eligible to receive 10-30% of the recovered fines, penalties, and damages as long as those damages exceed $1 million. Since the SEC Whistleblower Program was enacted in 2010, whistleblowers have collected $50 million in awards. In September 2014, the SEC granted its largest whistleblower award to date, a record $30 million.
If you have knowledge of conduct that may constitute an SEC securities violation or securities fraud, Brian Mahany and the MahanyLaw SEC whistleblower team can help you confidentially report the violation and claim your cash reward.
What Actions Qualify as Securities Fraud Violations Under the Dodd-Frank Act, that Established the SEC Whistleblower Program?
Securities fraud is estimated to cost investors over $40 billion annually. Investors, bankers, brokers, dealers, traders, accountants, stockholders, and public company insiders among others are subject to the Dodd-Frank Act. The types of securities fraud that are commonly reported to the SEC include:
- Accounting fraud
- Front running
- Insider trading
- Market manipulation
- Mishandling of investor funds
- Misrepresentation of company finances
- Mutual fund fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- Stockbroker embezzlement
How Does the SEC Determine the Amount of the Whistleblower Cash Reward and How Can You Maximize the SEC Whistleblower Reward Amount?
The SEC uses a variety of criteria in determining the whistleblower award amount. At MahanyLaw our lawyers and investigators prepare a detailed and complete case for the SEC before filing your SEC whistleblower report and reward claim.
In our experience this advance preparation by our SEC whistleblower lawyers and expert stock fraud investigators not only maximizes whistleblower rewards but also makes your claim much more desirable for the SEC to pursue among the thousands of reports from which they select the handful they have the resources to pursue.
The following factors relating to the whistleblower’s actions and contribution to securities fraud prevention are weighed:
- Any delay in reporting violations
- Cooperation with company’s internal compliance system
- Crucial assistance in aiding investigation
- Culpability in the fraud
- Importance of law enforcement interest advanced
- Interference with their company’s internal compliance system
- Significance of the information reported
Maximize your securities fraud whistleblower reward and your chances of having your case accepted by the SEC for investigation. Connect with the MahanyLaw Team for a confidential, no-cost consultation: 202.800.9791 or Report Online
How Do You Report Securities Fraud and Qualify for Your Whistleblower Reward?
If you have inside information on securities fraud or an SEC violation and want to claim a reward, you should not go directly to the SEC. They will gladly receive your information but your report will not be kept confidential unless you go through an attorney. Also, the chances of your case being accepted are much higher if you have an experienced whistleblower legal team help prepare and deliver a ready-to-go case which differentiates your claims from 1000’s that will not be pursued.
Brian Mahany, a veteran whistleblower lawyer with America’s largest whistleblower case recently to his credit, or another of the Mahany Law Firm whistleblower lawyers will confidentially discuss your observations and any evidence you may have with you and let you know whether you qualify to file a whistleblower claim under the Dodd-Frank Act.
The key to collecting a whistleblower reward under the Dodd-Frank Act is having original, voluntary information relating to federal securities laws violations that have resulted in damages of over $1 million.
If you are the first to report this fraud and can prove your case (often with the help of our investigators), the Mahany Law Firm’s whistleblower and fraud recovery expert attorneys, upon your approval, may file a claim and report on your behalf spotlighting the fraud, seeking recovery of fraudulently obtained money, asking for SEC investigation, and seeking a whistleblower reward of anywhere from 10 to 30% of any money recovered or fines or damages levied.
Can You File a Securities Fraud Claim Anonymously? Will Your Identity Remain Confidential?
The confidentiality provision provided by the SEC is the strongest of all federal whistleblower programs. SEC whistleblowers are offered anonymity so long as they are represented by an attorney.
Your consultation with a Mahany Law Firm attorney is guaranteed confidential. We recommend you do not contact us from your employer’s office either by phone or email.
Help combat securities violations, stop fraud, and claim a reward. MahanyLaw’s team of expert securities fraud attorneys offers confidential no-fee consultations. Connect with us today to preserve you rights: 202.800.9791 or Report Online
What if Your Employer Retaliates Once the Claim Is Made Known? What if You Are Fired?
The SEC Whistleblower Program is very specific about protecting securities fraud whistleblowers against any form of retaliation, including demotion, firing or discrimination when they file, or prepare to file, a complaint involving suspected securities fraud.
Whistleblowers who suffer from employment retaliation may sue for reinstatement, back pay with interest, attorney’s fees and any other damages incurred.
Ensure you collect any eligible damages in the case of employer retaliation due to reporting securities violations or fraud. Call Brian Mahany and the MahanyLaw team now to learn your options, in confidence: 202.800.9791 or Report Online
Timing is Critical in Collecting the Maximum Whistleblower Reward for an SEC Whistleblower Report
The SEC examines any delay in reporting fraud as part of the criteria for determining reward amount. In addition, being the first to report a violation can solidify your role as a valuable whistleblower, increasing your chances of cash reward.
Be the first to report securities fraud and ensure that your SEC claim is solid from the very start. Call experts Brian Mahany and the MahanyLaw whistleblower fraud recovery team for a private, no-fee consultation: 202.800.9791 or Report Online
The Mahany Law Firm Proven Process Maximizes SEC Whistleblower Claims
Our process involves investigating and preparing the best possible case before filing a whistleblower action and our securities fraud and SEC expert attorneys understand the rules and regulations of SEC whistleblower claims.
We look forward to explaining how our process and proven strategy can work for you.
Take the first step. Brain Mahany and the Mahany Law Firm Attorneys are committed to making certain that whistleblowers obtain the safeguards, cash rewards, and reimbursements they deserve. If you have knowledge of SEC violations or securities fraud and would like discuss your case with us confidentially, call now: 202.800.9791 or Report Online