SEC and SOX Whistleblower Attorney Named a Top Washington DC Whistleblower Lawyer
Jason Zuckerman, founding partner of leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law, was named a top whistleblower lawyer in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2015 list of top whistleblower lawyers. Washingtonian compiles its list of top lawyers based on “a survey of the nearly 1,000 attorneys recognized [in its] 2013 list, asking whom they consider the best among their peers.”
In 2015, Zuckerman Law was selected for inclusion in the First Tier ranking in Washington D.C. in Litigation – Labor & Employment in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, and Zuckerman was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of employment law and in SuperLawyers.
Zuckerman Law represents whistleblowers nationwide under whistleblower reward and whistleblower protection laws. The firm focuses on representing executives and senior professionals in whistleblower retaliation and rewards claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, False Claims Act and NDAA, and Whistleblower Protection Act.
- Obtaining more than fifteen million dollars in settlements for corporate officers and executives in Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims.
- Successfully representing whistleblowers before the SEC and under the False Claims Act.
- Securing legal and equitable relief for whistleblowers under the whistleblower protection provisions of the Energy Reorganization Act, AIR21 and STAA, including early reinstatement in a STAA claim.
- Representing whistleblower and employee advocacy organizations, including the National Whistleblower Center and National Employment Lawyers Association, in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad, a seminal Department of Labor Administrative Review Board decision defining the “contributing factor” causation standard. The brief is posted here.
- Representing whistleblowers in Office of Inspector General investigations and Congressional investigations and at Congressional oversight hearings. Some of those representations have resulted in concrete reforms and the resignations of senior officials that retaliated against whistleblowers.
- In conjunction with the Government Accountability Project, submitting petition for rulemaking to OSHA concerning de facto gag clauses in settlement agreements.
- Assisting whistleblowers in disclosing complex fraud schemes to the SEC, CFTC and DOJ.
The firm maintains a leading blog on developments in whistleblower law, the Whistleblower Protection Law Blog.
Experienced SEC Whistleblower Attorneys
The experienced whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law represent whistleblowers worldwide before the SEC under the Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblower Program. The firm has a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner on staff to enhance its ability to investigate and disclose complex financial fraud to the SEC, and two of the firm’s attorneys served on the Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee and in senior leadership positions at a government agency that protects whistleblowers.
Leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law has substantial experience investigating securities fraud schemes and preparing effective submissions to the SEC concerning a wide range of federal securities violations, including:
- Accounting fraud;
- Investment and securities fraud;
- EB-5 investment fraud;
- Manipulation of a security’s price or volume;
- Fraudulent securities offerings and Ponzi schemes;
- Unregistered securities offerings;
- Investment adviser fraud;
- False or misleading statements about a company or investment;
- Inadequate internal controls; and
- Violations of auditor independence rules.
For more information about the SEC Whistleblower Program, download our free ebook SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award.
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us at (202) 262-8959.
See our column in Forbes: One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective.
See our column in Going Concern: Sarbanes-Oxley 15 Years Later: Accountants Need to Speak Up Now More Than Ever.
See our post in Accounting Today: Whistleblower Protections and Incentives for Auditors and Accountants.
See our article providing Tips for SEC Whistleblowers
Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Whistleblower Protection Law
The whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides robust protection to corporate whistleblowers, and indeed some SOX whistleblowers have achieved substantial recoveries. On the fifteenth anniversary of SOX, leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law released a free guide to the SOX whistleblower protection law: “Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection: Robust Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers.” The guide summarizes SOX whistleblower protections and offers concrete tips for corporate whistleblowers based on lessons learned during years of litigating SOX whistleblower cases.
The goal of the guide is to arm corporate whistleblowers with the knowledge to effectively combat whistleblower retaliation, avoid the pitfalls that can weaken a SOX whistleblower case, and formulate an effective strategy to obtain the maximum recovery.
Tips for Qualifying for a SEC Whistleblower Award
SEC Whistleblower Process
SEC Whistleblower Rewards and Bounties