Anonymous Tips to the SEC Whistleblower Office
Yes, a whistleblower can submit an anonymous tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office and be eligible for an award, but only if they have an attorney represent them in connection with their submission to the SEC. An experienced SEC whistleblower attorney can skillfully guide you through the SEC whistleblower process, maximizing the likelihood that your identity is not revealed to unauthorized parties.
We have successfully represented whistleblowers that obtained awards while remaining anonymous.
The SEC is committed to protecting whistleblowers’ identities to the fullest extent possible. It would be difficult for the SEC to receive the best fraud-exposing tips if it did not take steps to protect whistleblowers’ confidentiality. For example, the SEC will often issue awards and provide no information about the whistleblower or even the enforcement action.
There are limits, however, to the SEC’s ability to shield your identity, and in certain circumstances, the SEC must disclose it to outside entities. You should consult with an experienced whistleblower attorney for more details on your specific claim. Click below to hear SEC whistleblower lawyer Matt Stock’s tips for SEC whistleblowers:
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Yes, you can submit an anonymous tip and still receive an award if you have an attorney represent you in connection with your submission. In these cases, your submissions will not have to include your name, and you’ll be able to identify any information or evidence that you provide the SEC that could expose you as the whistleblower.