April 01, 2020

How to Become an SEC Whistleblower

How to Become an SEC Whistleblower

Having knowledge of securities violations, investment fraud, or some other scheme within the financial industry can be a burden no one should have to bear. Continue reading to learn more about how you can become an SEC whistleblower, potentially win an award, and have a clear conscious knowing you did the right thing.

Gather Evidence to Support Your Claims

If you are considering blowing the whistle, the first thing you should do is collect as much evidence as you can. The SEC will be able to use any evidence you can provide to support its case against the person or company engaging in securities fraud.

Additionally, you could be entitled to a sizable award if you are able to provide valuable information to the SEC that assists in taking enforceable action against the fraudster. 

Protect Your Identity

As you are gathering evidence, you should also be searching for a qualified SEC whistleblower lawyer to represent you. You will more than likely want to report your tip anonymously, particularly if you work for a company that is defrauding the public or investors, as you could be subject to retaliation if they discover you are a whistleblower. By reporting your tip anonymously, the likelihood of your identity becoming known will decrease significantly. 

Once you have retained legal representation, you will discuss your case with your attorney and work together to formulate your whistleblower tip. 

Your lawyer will then support your findings, and the evidence you have gathered to the SEC, and you will officially become a whistleblower. Later, after the SEC has completed its investigation, you could be entitled to a whistleblower award as long as you have met all the necessary requirements. 

Get Help from an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

If you would like to learn more about how to blow the whistle on investment fraud and other securities violations, or to learn how you can win a whistleblower award for your efforts in coming forward, meet with a qualified SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates

Schedule your confidential tip assessment by filling out the secure contact form located below or give our office a call at 1-866-764-3100.