Meissner Law Firm Regarding SEC Whistleblower Cases

April 24, 2013 Today’s article from the Front Page Business Section of the New York Times refers to our expertise, as a former securities prosecutor and regulator under New York’s Hon. Robert Morgenthau and Eliot Spitzer, having carefully screened several select SEC Dodd Frank Whistleblower cases since the passage of the Dodd Frank law back in the Summer of 2010. We were the first law firm known to have filed the first Whistleblower Claim under the new statute and creating the first ever web site SECSnitch.com completely devoted to the new statute, as well as related movie theater ads throughout the metropolitan New York region, appearing on numerous cable news channels including CNN, CNN international, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business and others. Further, we actively participated in the lobbying of the SEC and Commissioners themselves, submitting numerous comment letters and traveling to DC several times, to make sure that the SEC rules are favorable to the whistleblower. In the end, we had substantial influence over the resulting rules, as can be seen by the footnotes referenced in the final rules which are permanent features of this historic law.

We, and the non-for profit National Whistleblower Center, were one of the few attorneys to successfully lobby on behalf of the public and the silent powerless whistleblowers against most of Corporate America, and their powerful allies such as:

Apple Computer
Morgan Stanley
Goldman Sachs Group
Merrily Lynch
Google
Facebook
Exxon Mobil
Wal-Mart Stores
Chevron
ConocoPhillips
General Electric
Berkshire Hathaway
Fannie Mae
Ford Motor
Hewlett-Packard
AT&T
Valero Energy
Bank of America Corp.
McKesson
Verizon Communications
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
CVS Caremark
International Business Machines
Citigroup
Cardinal Health
UnitedHealth Group
Kroger
Costco Wholesale
Freddie Mac
Wells Fargo
Procter & Gamble
Archer Daniels Midland
AmerisourceBergen
INTL FCStone
Marathon Petroleum
Walgreen
American International Group
MetLife
Home Depot
Medco Health Solutions
Microsoft
Target
Boeing
Pfizer
PepsiCo
Johnson & Johnson
State Farm Insurance Cos.
Dell
WellPoint
Caterpillar
Dow Chemical
United Technologies
Comcast
Kraft Foods
Intel
United Parcel Service
Best Buy
Lowe’s
Prudential Financial
Amazon.com
Merck
Lockheed Martin
Coca-Cola
Express Scripts Holding
Sunoco
Enterprise Products Partners
Safeway
Cisco Systems
Sears Holdings
Walt Disney
Johnson Controls
Sysco
FedEx
Abbott Laboratories
DuPont
Hess
Supervalu
United Continental Holdings
Honeywell International
CHS
Humana
Ingram Micro
Oracle
Delta Air Lines
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
World Fuel Services
New York Life Insurance
Plains All American Pipeline
TIAA-CREF
Aetna
Sprint Nextel
News Corp.
General Dynamics
Allstate
HCA Holdings
American Express
Tyson Foods
Deere
Murphy Oil
Philip Morris International
Nationwide

Recognizing the significance the new whistleblower law could have on corporate america and preventing frauds, Many of the above fortune 500 firms, and their large white shoe law firms who represent them, attempted to neuter the statute which we fought against, like David vs. Goliath, and fortunately prevailed.