SEC Whistleblower Attorneys Release eBook SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award

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Zuckerman Law, one of the nation’s leading law firms representing whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation claims, has released a free eBook about the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. The SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award, which is available for download here, offers practical tips for whistleblowers and insights that the firm has gained in representing whistleblowers before the SEC.

The rules implementing the SEC Whistleblower Program are complex and there are many potential pitfalls for whistleblowers.  Zuckerman Law is publishing the eBook to enable whistleblowers to quickly grasp the key facets of the SEC Whistleblower Program and highlight key steps that whistleblowers should take to increase the likelihood of recovering and maximizing an SEC whistleblower award.

SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award is authored by Jason Zuckerman and Matthew Stock.  Zuckerman is a leading whistleblower lawyer whose cases have set precedent under various whistleblower protection laws.  He served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers, and served on the DOL’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.  Stock is a licensed CPA, CFE, and former external auditor who has extensive experience representing whistleblowers under the SEC and IRS Whistleblower Programs.

The whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law have successfully represented whistleblowers before the SEC and in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation cases.  The firm routinely works with whistleblowers nationwide and aboard to investigate and report a wide variety of fraudulent schemes, including:

Since 2011, the SEC Whistleblower Office has received over 18,00 tips, some of which led to enforcement actions resulting in a total of over $584 million in sanctions (including more than $346 million in disgorgement and interest).  The SEC has paid more than $150 million in awards to whistleblowers.  In 2016 alone, the SEC awarded more than $57 million to whistleblowers.

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?

Click here to download your free copy of the SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award.

If you are seeking representation in a SEC whistleblower bounty case, click here, or call us at 202-262-8959 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.  See our column in Forbes:  One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective.

In addition to this new guide, the whistleblower attorneys at Zuckerman Law have authored several articles about whistleblower incentives and protections, including:

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.

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Matthew Stock is an associate at Zuckerman Law, where his practice focuses on representing whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation cases. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and former KPMG external auditor.