July 07, 2020

SEC Whistleblower Law Firm

SEC Whistleblower Law Firm

Investors, the public, and employees of companies within the securities industry are at a significant personal and professional risk when investment fraud or other securities violation occurs. For this reason, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) encourages those who have knowledge of securities fraud to come forward and report their tips. 

But, before you move forward and become a whistleblower, consider reaching out to a respected SEC whistleblower law firm for help. Continue reading to learn more about when you should blow the whistle and how you could win an award for your courage in coming forward.

When to Blow the Whistle

It can be difficult to know when it’s the right time to become a whistleblower. This is, in part, because the securities industry can be quite complex, and even seasoned professionals can be fooled. There are some types of fraud that occur more often than others, which includes the following:

  • Insider trading
  • Investment fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Money laundering
  • Selling unregistered securities
  • Short selling

If you have reason to believe your employer, a colleague, or someone else is engaging in any of these types of SEC violations, or another violation, you should discuss your information with an experienced SEC whistleblower law firm to review your legal options. 

Whistleblower Awards

Individuals who have the courage to come forward and report their tips to the SEC may be entitled to a whistleblower award. However, certain criteria must be met for this to happen. These requirements include:

  • The whistleblower comes forward voluntarily.
  • The whistleblower provides original information.
  • The whistleblower provides valuable information.
  • The SEC is able to take enforceable action against the schemer.
  • The SEC must recovered sanctions exceeding $1 million.

Reach Out to a Reputable SEC Whistleblower Law Firm

If you would like more information on how to become a whistleblower, or if you are ready to blow the whistle and need a respected SEC whistleblower law firm such as Meissner Associates on your side, schedule a confidential tip evaluation at our office. You can give our office a call at 1-866-764-3100 or complete the online contact form provided below to take advantage of our free consultation.