Whistleblowers should proceed from the very start—as soon as they suspect something is amiss—with the strategic guidance, support, and watchful eye of experienced counsel. The whistleblower path is fraught with difficulty and decision-making that cannot be done without the right attorneys to help. For example:
- Whistleblowers need counsel to help determine whether they have a viable complaint to make in the first place and, if so, how to make an informed decision about whether to move ahead.
- Once the decision is made, whistleblowers need experienced counsel to help them gather the evidence and assemble an effective package to maximize success and persuade the government to get involved. The best SEC whistleblower lawyers have experience with the SEC and the whistleblower program.
- They need a strong advocate to help them through the process with minimal risk, including protection against possible retaliation and mistreatment, including in the workplace.
- They are entitled to a vigorous pursuit of the monetary reward that comes with a successful complaint. Rewards given are based on the significance of information and assistance given to investigators. The level of protection whistleblowers receive depends on what they report and how they report it.
- Counsel is required if whistleblowers want to file an anonymous claim with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Further, they will need counsel to ensure their identities are protected to the extent the law allows.
The Best SEC Whistleblower Lawyers
Silver Law Group and the Law Firm of David R. Chase work in tandem in securities fraud matters as advocates for whistleblowers. They come armed with substantial SEC and securities investigation and enforcement experience. Our law practices focus exclusively on securities fraud and financial wrongdoing.
Attorney Scott Silver is co-chairman of the Securities and Investment Fraud Group of the American Trial Lawyers Association, has spent his entire legal career practicing securities and financial services law, and has written a highly-regarded whistleblower primer.
Attorney David R. Chase previously worked in the SEC’s Enforcement Division as Senior Counsel, giving him extensive knowledge of how the agency builds its cases. He also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Economic Crimes Division in the Southern District of Florida.
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