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SEC Whistleblower Law Firm’s FAQs About SEC Whistleblower Program

Based on our experience successfully representing SEC whistleblowers, this FAQ provides an overview of key aspects of the SEC Whistleblower Program.  Every case is unique.  Contact us today to consult with our effective SEC whistleblower lawyers to find out if you may qualify for an SEC whistleblower award.

  1. What is the SEC Whistleblower Program?
  2. What are the largest SEC whistleblower awards?
  3. What violations qualify for an SEC whistleblower award?
  4. Can Zuckerman Law represent me if I do not live in the state/country where the law firm has an office? 
  5. Why should I choose the Zuckerman Law to represent me in my SEC whistleblower claim?
  6. Can I submit an anonymous tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office?
  7. When is the best time to report the fraud or misconduct to the SEC?
  8. Can I submit an SEC Whistleblower claim if the SEC already has an open investigation into the matter?
  9. Who is an “eligible” SEC whistleblower?
  10. Can compliance personnel, auditors, officers or directors qualify for an SEC whistleblower award?
  11. What is “original information”?
  12. How might my information “lead to” a successful SEC enforcement action?
  13. Can I submit a claim if I was involved in the fraud or misconduct?
  14. Do I have to report a securities law violations to my company before reporting the violation to the SEC?
  15. Can I submit a tip if I agreed to a confidentiality provision in an employment/severance agreement?
  16. What factors does the SEC consider when determining the amount of the award?
  17. What employment protections are available for SEC whistleblowers?
  18. What type of evidence should I submit to the SEC?
  19. What happens after I submit a tip to the SEC?
  20. How long does it take to receive an award?

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.

If you have original information that you would like to report to the SEC Whistleblower Office, contact the Director of our SEC whistleblower practice at [email protected] or call our leading SEC whistleblower lawyers at (202) 930-5901 or (202) 262-8959. All inquiries are confidential. The law firm’s SEC whistleblower attorneys will work to quickly provide SEC whistleblowers with the highest-quality representation. In conjunction with our courageous clients, we have helped the SEC halt multi-million dollar investment schemes, expose violations at large publicly traded companies, and return funds to defrauded investors.

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.


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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:

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