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Leading SEC Whistleblower Law Firm Featured in Article About Growing Wave of Whistleblower Lawsuits

NLJ Article About Growing Wave of Whistleblower Lawsuits

An article in the National Law Journal titled Law Firms React to Growing Wave of Whistleblower Lawsuits discusses the substantial growth in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation claims and mentions Zuckerman Law’s leading SEC whistleblower practice.

The article reports that several firms have expanded their whistleblower practices and that there has been an uptick in whistleblower reward and retaliation claims.  For example, more than 18,000 whistleblowers have filed submissions with the SEC Whistleblower Program and whistleblower tips have enabled the SEC to recover nearly $1 billion dollars in penalties.

In addition, the article states that Washington DC whistleblower firm Zuckerman Law has experienced an increase in cybersecurity whistleblower claims and EB-5 SEC whistleblower claims.  According to the NLJ article, the SEC has found a billion dollars’ worth of fraud in the EB-5 program, including misuse of investor funds and misrepresentations in marketing.

The article quotes Zuckerman’s prediction that there will likely be an increase in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims brought by in-house lawyers.  Recently, the former General Counsel of Bio-Rad recovered more than $11 million at trial in a Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation case in which he alleged that Bio-Rad terminated his employment due to his disclosures about potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  In that case, Judge Spero issued a significant ruling permitting in-house attorneys to use privileged communications, with appropriate protections and where reasonably necessary, to establish whistleblower retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Zuckerman Law expects that the SEC Whistleblower Program will continue to be a powerful tool for the SEC to discover fraud and protect investors.  Since 2011, the SEC Whistleblower Office has received over 18,000 tips, some of which led to enforcement actions resulting in more than $953 million in financial remedies.  The SEC has paid more than $154 million in awards to whistleblowers.  In 2016 alone, the SEC awarded more than $57 million to whistleblowers.

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

Experienced SEC Whistleblower Attorneys

best sexual harassment attorneys Washington DC Maryland VirginiaThe 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 federal agency that protects whistleblowers.

Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman has been named by Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” and the firm has been ranked by U.S. News as a Tier 1 Firm in Labor & Employment Litigation.

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:

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 and see the following resources:

 

 

The whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law also have substantial experience litigating Sarbanes Oxley whistleblower retaliation claims and have achieved substantial recoveries for officers, executives, accountants, auditors, and other senior professionals.  To learn more about corporate whistleblower protections, download our free guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection law. 

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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.