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Guide to SEC Whistleblower Rewards and SEC Whistleblower Program

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In the SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award, the whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law share their experience gained from representing whistleblowers before the SEC and cover the following topics:

Overview of the SEC Whistleblower Program

  • What is the SEC Whistleblower Program?
  • Can I submit an anonymous tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office?
  • What employment protections are available for SEC whistleblowers?
  • What violations qualify for an SEC whistleblower award?
  • What are the largest SEC whistleblower awards?

Whistleblowers Eligible for an Award

  • Who is an eligible SEC whistleblower?
  • Can I submit a claim if I had involvement in the fraud or misconduct?
  • Can I submit a tip if I agreed to a confidentiality provision in an employment/severance agreement?
  • Can compliance personnel, auditors, officers or directors qualify for an SEC whistleblower award?

Reporting to the SEC and Maximizing Award Percentage

  • When is the best time to report the fraud or misconduct to the SEC?
  • Do I have to report the violation to my company before reporting the violation to the SEC?
  • Can I submit an SEC Whistleblower claim if the SEC already has an open investigation into the matter?
  • How do I submit a tip to the SEC?
  • What type of evidence should I provide to the SEC?
  • What factors does the SEC consider when determining the amount of the award?
  • Why should I choose the Zuckerman Law to represent me in my SEC whistleblower claim?

After Reporting to the SEC

  • What happens after I submit a tip to the SEC?
  • How long does it take to receive an SEC whistleblower award?

Eligibility for a SEC Whistleblower Award

Success of the SEC Whistleblower Program

See our column in Forbes: One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective.

The following FAQ about the SEC Whistleblower Program identifies the key facets of the program, including aspects of the program that have enabled it to be such a successful tool to fight fraud and protect investors.  For more information about the SEC Whistleblower Program, feel free to call Zuckerman Law at 202-262-8959 for a free, confidential consultation.

  1. What is the SEC Whistleblower Program?
  2. What violations qualify for an SEC whistleblower award?
  3. How can I submit a tip to the SEC?
  4. Why should I choose the Zuckerman Law to represent me in my SEC whistleblower claim?
  5. Can I submit an anonymous tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office?
  6. When is the best time to report the fraud or misconduct to the SEC?
  7. Can I submit an SEC Whistleblower claim if the SEC already has an open investigation into the matter?
  8. Who is an “eligible” SEC whistleblower?
  9. Can compliance personnel, auditors, officers or directors qualify for an SEC whistleblower award?
  10. What is “original information”?
  11. How might my information “lead to” a successful SEC enforcement action?
  12. Can I submit a claim if I had involvement in the fraud or misconduct?
  13. Do I have to report a securities law violations to my company before reporting the violation to the SEC?
  14. Can I submit a tip if I agreed to a confidentiality provision in an employment/severance agreement?
  15. What factors does the SEC consider when determining the amount of the award?
  16. What employment protections are available for SEC whistleblowers?
  17. What type of evidence should I provide to the SEC?
  18. What happens after I submit a tip to the SEC?
  19. How long does it take to receive an SEC whistleblower award?
  20. What are the largest SEC whistleblower awards?

SEC Whistleblower Attorneys

best sexual harassment attorneys Washington DC Maryland VirginiaThe whistleblower lawyers at leading whistleblower firm Zuckerman law represent whistleblowers nationwide and abroad in disclosing fraud and other violations to the SEC Whistleblower Program, the CFTC Whistleblower Reward Program, and the IRS Tax Fraud Whistleblower Program.  In addition, the firm has substantial experience litigating whistleblower protection and whistleblower retaliation claims, including Sarbanes-Oxley corporate whistleblower protection claims.  If you are seeking representation in an SEC whistleblower bounty case, click here, or call us at 202-262-8959 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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