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Will I get a reward for reporting fraud being committed by my employer?

 

There are many whistleblower laws that authorize awards to corporate whistleblowers, including whistleblower reward programs at the SEC, the IRS, and the CFTC.  Since the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC and the CFTC have awarded more than $500 million to whistleblowers.

See our MarketWatch column: More than 33,000 tips, $2.5 billion in financial remedies and $500 million in awards to investors — the SEC’s whistleblower program turns 10 years old today

The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act authorize awards to whistleblowers disclosing fraud on the government.  Qui tam whistleblowers have enabled the federal government to recover more than $40 billion.

To learn more about whistleblower rewards or whistleblower protections, call the whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law for a free confidential consultation at 202-262-8959, or click here. We represent whistleblowers worldwide.

 

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SEC Whistleblower Rewards

Since 2012, the SEC has awarded more than $500 million to whistleblowers.  The SEC Whistleblower Program allows whistleblowers to submit anonymous tips to the SEC if represented by an attorney.  A whistleblower can be eligible for an award for reporting any violation of the federal securities laws, including:

Under SEC’s Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower reward program, whistleblowers who voluntarily provide original information to the SEC can receive between 10 percent and 30 percent of the sanctions recovered by the SEC. The largest SEC whistleblower awards to date are:

  • $50 million,
  • $50 million,
  • $39 million, and
  • $37 million.

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

Download our free guide to the SEC whistleblower program:

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If you have information that you would like to report to the SEC Whistleblower Office, contact the experienced SEC whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law for a free, confidential consultation.

False Claims Act Qui Tam Whistleblower Rewards

Whistleblowers have enabled the federal government to recover nearly $30 billion.  Call us to find out if you may have a qui tam case.

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Whistleblower Protections for Reporting Fraud

Several whistleblower protection and whistleblower retaliation laws protect whistleblowers reporting fraud and other wrongdoing to their employer or the government, including the following:

best whistleblower lawyers Leading whistleblower firm Zuckerman Law represents whistleblowers nationwide.  If you are seeking representation in a whistleblower retaliation or whistleblower protection case, click here, or call us at 202-262-8959 to schedule a confidential consultation. In 2019, the National Law Review awarded Jason Zuckerman its “Go-To Thought Leadership Award” for his analysis of developments in whistleblower law. We represent whistleblowers nationwide.

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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.

Matthew Stock is the Director of the Whistleblower Rewards Practice at Zuckerman Law. He represents whistleblowers around the world in SEC, CFTC and IRS whistleblower claims. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and former KPMG external auditor.