SEC Whistleblower Tips May Lead To Enforcement Actions
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower governs complaints made by investors and others in the business who believe they may have information about violations of securities law which has harmed investors.
Eligible whistleblowers volunteering original information pertaining to a violation of federal securities laws may qualify to receive a percentage of the monetary sanctions collected in a successful enforcement action. Successful violations cases based on these “tips” can result in multimillion-dollar financial remedy settlements or awards from the SEC. These cases may be handled in a judicial or administrative action.
Federal securities law is complicated. Competent legal representation for SEC whistleblower cases is imperative. At the law office of William J. Lasko, Attorney at Law, LLC, you will work with an attorney with more than 30 years of experience successfully litigating complex federal litigation matters. If you are considering a whistleblower action, call my office in Stamford to arrange for a free preliminary consultation.
SEC Whistleblower Cases Are Multifaceted
The primary focus of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) is efficiently safeguarding public interest and investors. While the process of determining award amounts is multifaceted, a preliminary determination is critical to the actual award.
The OWB’s claims review staff previews the recommendation and will issue a preliminary determination of an estimated monetary award, which is subject to review by the SEC. The regulations are fairly new and subject to amendments. The individual facts and circumstances surrounding the claim will affect the amount of the award. Claimants may accept the preliminary determination or request a reconsideration. This is where working with an experienced whistleblower attorney is vital to protect your rights.
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Whistleblower actions may also proceed from many other types of unlawful activity. The federal government compartmentalizes violations involving tax laws, commodities, futures, false claims and workplace safety measures, among others, under the authority of various federal agencies.
Do not hesitate to seek legal representation to protect your best interests if you believe your employer is engaged in violating laws. A whistleblower action may be in your, your coworkers’ or the public’s best interests. For prompt attention, call William J. Lasko, Attorney at Law, LLC, to schedule your free over-the-phone consultation at 203-614-9805. You may also contact me online. Se habla español.