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.
Since the SEC whistleblower program came online in 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded over $250 MILLION to whistleblowers who supplied tips to the agency. And the number of awards is growing rapidly.
In March of 2018, the SEC awarded $50 million in just one case and another $33 million that same day in another case.
From just 8 tips from Wyoming to over 2000 from California, the tips keep rolling in. And we expect the total amount of whistleblower awards will get larger every month.
The process is simple…
First, we assist you in investigating the claim and filing the paperwork. Because the SEC issues awards in less than 1% of the tips it receives, it is important that you find an attorney well versed in securities laws and the whistleblower program. The better the investigation, the better the probabilities of receiving an award. In fact, that is so critical that we brought on the SEC’s former chief of investigations to insure our claims get the attention they deserve.
The second step involves investigation by the SEC and sometimes other agencies. We work with the Commission, Justice Department and other agencies to insure their questions are answered and their investigation can proceed.
If the government believes wrongdoing has occurred, they can commence a case. That is the critical third step.
Assuming the government recovers money from the wrongdoers, we go to bat and fight to get you the largest award possible.
Let’s discuss what type of cases are investigated by the SEC and eligible for awards.
When people hear SEC they think securities. After all, the formal name of the agency is the Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities fraud is just one of many frauds the agency investigates, however.
Phony books and records are investigated by the SEC. (Think Enron.) So are Ponzi schemes and as of 2017, cryptocurrency offerings and ICO’s. The Commission also investigates frauds or illegal behavior by brokerage firms and investment advisors. Believe it or not, the SEC also investigates foreign corruption and bribery. Why? Because Congress wants to make sure honest companies have a level playing field when competing in our global economy.
One of the best aspects of the SEC Whistleblower Program is confidentiality. In most instances you can report anonymously and keep your name anonymous even after the SEC issues an award. That is often a big deal for whistleblowers who fear retaliation. Speaking of retaliation, the SEC takes retaliation very seriously. Congress has given the agency powerful tools to punish companies who retaliate.
Have questions about the program? See the information on your screen for more information. Remember, that all inquiries are kept confidential. And we never charge a consultation fee. In fact, if you hire us, you won’t owe anything for costs or legal fees unless we first recover money for you.