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Top Intervention Rate
Having the Government intervene in a Qui Tam False Claims Act case is the best way to ensure its success. That is why we are extremely proud to have been recognized for having the highest intervention rate in the country.
$100 Million + Recovered
To date the False Claims Act work we have done has led to more than $100 million in recoveries for the U.S. and State Treasuries, with corresponding whistle blower rewards for our clients.
In the wake of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal, Congressed
passed an SEC Whistleblower Law and the Securities and Exchange Commission
established a Whistleblower Office to handle SEC Fraud cases. The SEC Whistleblower
Program provides monetary incentives for individuals to come forward and report possible
violations of the federal securities laws to the SEC. Under the program eligible whistleblowers
may receive an award of between 10% and 30% of any money collected by the SEC or other regulatory
and law enforcement authorities. The SEC Whistleblower Law also has a provision prohibiting
retaliation by employers against employees who disclose SEC Fraud violations to the Government.
1.Has a pattern emerged yet as to the kinds of SEC Fraud violations which could lead to SEC whistleblower awards?
No, there really isn’t a solid track record yet. But, in the future we expect to see cases involving
misrepresentations in offering materials; insider trading; market manipulation; Ponzi schemes; falsified
SEC filings and accounting reports; hedge fund abuses and broker-dealer violations.
2. Does it have to be a “big” case?
Yes, unlike many other whistleblower programs, you may submit information about SEC Fraud anonymously
to the Government through an attorney. That being said, there are limited circumstances where the SEC may
disclose your identity during the course of litigation or to other Government agencies, like the Department of Justice.
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4. Are there restrictions on who can be an SEC Fraud whistleblower?
There are quite a few limitations as to who can be eligible for an SEC award. We would need to review
your particular facts and circumstances, but if you fall into one of the following categories, you may find
that you are ineligible: an officer, director, trustee, partner, compliance employee, internal or external
auditor, accountant or attorney for the target entity.
Do you have any expertise in this area?
Yes, attorney Timothy McInnis was an enforcement attorney with the SEC for two years at the start of his career.