Why Should SEC Whistleblowers Remain Anonymous?

Why Should SEC Whistleblowers Remain Anonymous?

If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, there are several things you should know to prepare yourself to report on securities violations. Blowing the whistle is the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean it can’t come with serious risks.

One of the biggest risks whistleblowers take is retaliation by their employer, who suspects them of reporting information to the SEC. For this reason, the SEC allows would-be whistleblowers to remain anonymous when providing tips that could have devastating consequences to their lives.

Below, we discuss the types of retaliation that are frequently seen by whistleblowers across the country, plus how you can go about protecting your identity.

Whistleblowers and Retaliation

One of the reasons many would-be whistleblowers refrain from coming forward with the information they have is because they are afraid of retaliation. Most often this is because they are employed by the company accused of engaging in securities violations.

You might be wondering whether you have been the target of retaliation, or what constitutes retaliatory action. By law, retaliation is defined as any action taken that has negatively impacted your life after you’ve blown the whistle.

This might include slander, an increasingly hostile work environment, harassment, demotion, termination, intimidation or any other action taken against you when you try to put a stop to fraudulent activities.

For example, let’s say you attempted to bring your concerns to your company’s internal compliance program and were subsequently terminated. Anonymity could have prevented this retaliation. Furthermore, you might have the opportunity to hold your employer accountable their retaliatory acts.

How to Protect Your Identity

The SEC recognizes that the risk of retaliation is great, particularly in situations where employees of corporations have already made an attempt to report their findings to the company’s internal compliance program.

Because of this, the SEC has taken steps to protect these whistleblowers by allowing them to tip off the SEC anonymously when they are represented by an attorney.

The SEC won’t become aware of your identity unless or until it is time to issue you an award, at which point, of course, your identity becomes necessary to receive the award. It’s worth noting that the SEC won’t disclose your identity to anyone unless it becomes necessary, by law, to do so.

In addition, should your employer suspect that you’ve blown the whistle and retaliates against you for doing so, you can bring a claim against them, per the Whistleblower Protection Act.

You might also bring a wrongful termination claim against your employer, which will allow you to recover compensation for any losses you endured as a result of losing your job. Finally, the SEC will impose sanctions against a company who retaliates against a whistleblowing employee.

Schedule Your Confidential Tip Evaluation

When you’re ready to blow the whistle on securities fraud, but you want to make sure that your identity is protected, work with a qualified SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates. We’ll work to protect your right to anonymity when tipping off the SEC.

We offer all prospective whistleblowers a confidential tip evaluation to determine what your next steps should be. Schedule yours today by calling 1-866-764-3100 or by submitting the secure contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page.

Is Whistleblowing a Social Responsibility?

Is Whistleblowing a Social Responsibility?

Corporations and other publicly traded companies often include social responsibilities, or a way of giving back to society after earning a profit. Oftentimes, investors will choose which businesses they invest with based on what their social responsibilities are. In this way, whistleblowing does become a social responsibility.

Whistleblowers are critical to ensuring that corporations follow federal securities laws and uphold the standards they’ve portrayed to their investors. When a corporate insider reveals fraudulent activity, it can have a direct impact on social responsible investing and help investors or companies ensure that their business ventures remain dedicated to the civic duties they’ve committed to.

Social Responsibility in Publicly Traded Companies

An excellent way of understanding social responsibility in publicly traded corporations is to examine a large company such as General Electric. GE’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) page includes initiatives they are capitalizing on and who these social responsibilities will benefit, including stakeholders, investors, employees, customers, and the environment.

Some of these initiatives include the GE Ecomagination strategy, which is meant to reduce the company’s environmental impact and help it to become more sustainable, and the GE Foundation, which works with HR management programs that provide education regarding human rights, health, and employment principles in a number of different sustainability industries.

For investors who choose their investment opportunities with corporate social responsibilities in mind, businesses that strongly outline their initiatives, while also upholding these beliefs and strategies, are more likely to be successful.

What Happens When Corporations Fail to Uphold Their Obligations?

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has developed a whistleblower program through which would-be whistleblowers can report fraudulent activity to the SEC and potentially win an award if their tip meets the eligibility requirements.

When whistleblowers report that a corporation hasn’t been upholding their CSR obligations, typically by deceiving investors who chose to invest based on the company’s social responsibilities, the investor’s funds can be protected and the corporation will be expected to maintain the validity of their social responsibilities.

If a corporation is found to have failed to maintain their social responsibility commitments, the risks are high. The company’s stock value could fall, they could lose potential new investors, investor confidence could plummet, and the corporation could lose all consumer trust.

How Whistleblowers Impact Social Responsibility

Whistleblowers coming forward with information regarding these violations are one of the most important tools to discovering this form of fraudulent activity.

Corporate insiders should be expected to follow the obligations of their company’s social responsibilities. This includes holding their company accountable for their CSRs, which is why whistleblowing itself is considered to be a social responsibility.

Failing to follow a corporation’s social obligations can impact investors and the public, result in hefty penalties for those found responsible for the violations, and yield substantial whistleblower awards through the SEC whistleblower program.

Many would-be whistleblowers refrain from reporting tips even though they are aware of the violations due to the very real fear of retaliation. Fortunately, there are many whistleblower protections available that can allow you to report your tips with confidence.

Speak with an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

Whistleblowers and exposing social responsibility commitments that aren’t being upheld are of significant importance. Potential whistleblowers should consider this information a social responsibility in and of itself.

If you are interested in reporting your tips to the SEC, get in touch with a skilled SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates today. Doing so could result in a substantial whistleblower award. You can schedule your confidential tip evaluation by filling out the secure contact form below or by giving our office a call at 1-866-764-3100.

Non-GAAP Accounting and the SEC

Non-GAAP Accounting and the SEC

The United States uses a system known as “generally accepted accounting principles,” or GAAP, as the standard for financial reporting of businesses across the country. GAAP includes reporting standards and principles when compiling important financial statements.

Non-GAAP accounting becomes an issue with the SEC when companies begin fraudulently manipulating financial documents they present to their potential investors. The requirements of GAAP are rigid, and critics have pointed out that in many cases, GAAP financial reports don’t accurately reflect a company’s performance.

Companies are resorting to using non-GAAP—also known as pro forma—numbers to adjust their financial statements to demonstrate their financial position.

Why Non-GAAP Numbers Are an Issue

The problem with companies using non-GAAP numbers is that they often paint a picture of a company doing better financially than it actually is. This misleads investors into thinking that their investment is in a “safer” position than it might actually be.

Because publicly traded companies’ use of non-GAAP numbers has been on the rise, more investors are being deceived about the successes or failures of the companies they are investing in or considering investing in.

Although non-GAAP numbers can be useful in describing large, one-time expenses so that the investor has a more realistic idea of the company’s financial earnings, some companies are adjusting their earnings to unrealistic levels.

Red flags that demonstrate a business is using non-GAAP numbers could be the omission of stock-based compensation and restructuring costs in their financial statements, as well as a focus on adjusted per-share earnings.

As the SEC opens more and more investigations into businesses that use non-GAAP accounting practices, the number of SEC whistleblower awards related to this conduct is likely to soar.

Reporting to the SEC Can Get You a Whistleblower Reward

Many would-be whistleblowers are leery about moving forward with blowing the whistle on fraudulent non-GAAP accounting due to the fear of retaliation.

Businesses often do retaliate against suspected whistleblowers by terminating, harassing, or demoting them or ruining their professional reputation—even though both the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act contain provisions that explicitly prohibit retaliatory action by employers.

If your employers choose to violate these provisions, we can bring them to court. You could be entitled to reinstatement into your former position, back-pay, and the recovery of other losses you endured.

When you provide a tip to the SEC, you have the potential to win a substantial whistleblower reward. If your tip is original, valuable, and given voluntarily, you’ll have met the initial criteria for a reward.

In addition, the SEC must be able to take enforceable action against the violating company in question, as well as recover a minimum of $1,000,000 in sanctions for you to qualify. Of the recovered sanctions, you will be entitled to between 10 and 30 percent, depending on how valuable your tip was to the success of the SEC’s investigation.

Contact an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

If you are considering blowing the whistle on a potential securities violation like non-GAAP accounting and are interested in remaining anonymous or need protection from retaliation, get in touch with a qualified SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates as soon as possible.

You can schedule your no-obligation tip evaluation today by completing the secure contact form below or by calling our office at 1-866-764-3100.

What Is the SEC’s Cyber Unit?

What Is the SEC's Cyber Unit?

As cyber-based threats to retail investors become more common, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)is working to fight back against these threats. As part of that effort, the commission recently developed a Cyber Unit.

Digital misconduct can affect retail investors in many serious ways, and the SEC is now prepared to investigate cyber threats and begin detecting them before fraudsters are able to run away with investor funds. Read on to learn more about the SEC’s Cyber Unit.

The Purpose of the Cyber Unit

Those using the Internet to commit fraud are able to hide behind the screen despite being involved in large-scale fraudulent operations.

Securities violations like selling unregistered securities, insider trading, stock manipulation, hacking into retail accounts, and coin pump-and-dump schemes are going to be the primary areas of concern for the SEC’s new investigative unit.

Eliminating ICO and DLT Misconduct

An ICO, or initial coin offering, is an unregulated way to raise funds for cryptocurrencies. Selling virtual currency to investors—such as the successful Filecoin—is very similar to crowdfunding. Programmers don’t have to sell their own stock and are able to avoid regulated sources of capital.

Coins are supposed to have an independent value outside of the virtual world, and there is usually a cap on how many coins will exist, which is why they are so appealing to many new investors.

The difference between cryptocurrencies and stocks is that investors who get in on an ICO do not have any ownership in the company. Stocks, on the other hand, do provide that sense of security. When ICOs do provide ownership, the SEC may require the company to adhere to all securities laws.

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) uses nodes (independent computers) to share, record, and sync transactions electronically, as opposed to a traditional ledger. Because the data here is decentralized, fraudsters are able to capitalize on weaknesses in the various places the data is stored. The SEC Cyber Unit will investigate such misconduct.

How the Cyber Unit Will Fight Back Against Securities Violations

The SEC Cyber Unit will also work to identify large schemes and detect fraudulent activity across the country through data analytics and, of course, technology. It will also focus on developing techniques that address and prevent cyber threats from affecting retail investors.

In addition, the SEC’s newly created Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group will study emerging uses of distributed ledgers within the financial industry in the hope of identifying potential misconduct before fraudsters have the opportunity to take advantage of investors.

Call an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

If you have information about potential securities violations perpetrated online and are considering blowing the whistle on such misconduct, get in touch with a qualified SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates today.

You can schedule your confidential tip evaluation by giving our office a call at 1-866-764-3100 or filling out the secure contact form we’ve provided below.

What Are the SEC’s Anonymity Rules for Whistleblowers?

What Are the SEC's Anonymity Rules for Whistleblowers?

Reporting tips regarding securities violations is critical to stopping fraudulent activity within financial markets and securities industries. Unfortunately, it can be risky for would-be whistleblowers to provide the information they have to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Fortunately, there are protections in place for SEC whistleblowers. If you are interested in becoming a whistleblower, you’ll have the option of remaining anonymous as you provide your tip to the SEC.

Why Remain Anonymous?

The most critical reason that potential whistleblowers want to protect their identities is the fear of retaliation by employers. Although the Dodd-Frank and the Sarbanes-Oxley acts both expressly prohibit employers from retaliating against suspected whistleblowers, that doesn’t mean they always obey.

The fears of harassment, demotion, termination, suspension, and even slander are all very real for would-be whistleblowers. Having the protection of remaining anonymous can help you stay confident that those involved in the fraudulent activity won’t learn your identity and make your life difficult.

Report Your Tip Through an Attorney

There are specific requirements—outlined by the SEC and Dodd-Frank—that whistleblowers will need to follow if they hope to remain anonymous. The first of those requirements holds that you must report your tip through an attorney.

You will discuss the information you have with your lawyer first and be informed about what you can expect after you report your tip, as well as be advised as to whether we anticipate that the SEC will be able to successfully investigate and enforce action against the fraudsters. If the SEC achieves this success, you may be eligible for a financial reward.

Then, we will report your tip to the SEC on the condition of anonymity. We will arrange for interviews to be conducted via telephone. If you are going to receive a reward, however, this will change.

Disclosure Upon Disbursement of Your Award

The SEC requires disclosure of the identities of those who receive whistleblower rewards. Although your identity will not be made public, the SEC will need to know who you are in order to issue you the award you deserve.

This won’t occur unless or until the commission is ready to provide your award, however, so you’ll continue to remain completely anonymous throughout the reporting and investigative process.

Consult an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

When you have information about a possible securities violation within your company and are considering blowing the whistle, contact a qualified SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates.  

Our firm can help you report your tip and remain anonymous so you are protected from retaliation and able to maximize your chance of receiving a whistleblower award. Simply fill out the secure contact form below or call our office at 1-866-764-3100 to take advantage of your confidential tip assessment today.

Supreme Court: Whistleblowers Must Report to the SEC for Legal Protection

Until recently, the question of whether Dodd-Frank retaliation protections applied to whistleblowers who only reported their tips to internal corporate compliance programs—not the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)—was a subject of fierce debate.

The SEC argued that, because its office did not require whistleblowers to submit information directly to the SEC, these whistleblowers should be protected. Meanwhile, employers and their attorneys argued that the Dodd-Frank Act made no mention of whistleblowers who only reported to internal compliance programs, meaning they were not entitled to legal protection from employer retaliation.

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently issued a decision on the matter: Whistleblowers, should they hope to be protected under Dodd-Frank, must report their tip to the SEC.

About Dodd-Frank

The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted to offer protection from retaliation for would-be whistleblowers. The act specifically states that these protections extend to whistleblowers who report to the SEC, those who are involved in an SEC investigation in any way, and those who disclose information that pertains to the SEC.

It makes no mention of whistleblowers who report their findings to their company’s internal compliance program being afforded the same protections. This ambiguous phrasing led to the act being interpreted by the courts—until SCOTUS issued its decision in February 2018.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) is very similar to Dodd-Frank, except that it does explicitly state that any whistleblower who reports a tip—whether it’s to an internal compliance program or the SEC—will be protected from retaliation by his or her employer.

The main difference between SOX and Dodd-Frank is the statute of limitations for complaints about employer retaliation. For Dodd-Frank, it’s six years. SOX, on the other hand, requires filing a complaint with the Department of Labor within 180 days of the retaliation.

Another key difference: The amount a whistleblower can recover if a retaliation complaint is successful is double retroactive pay in Dodd-Frank, but it’s only back-pay with interest in SOX.

What This Means for Whistleblowers

If you are a potential whistleblower, this means you will need to report any information you have regarding securities violations and other investment schemes to the SEC in order to be fully protected from retaliation by your employer.

In most cases, you won’t want to wait for your case to be resolved internally—you may be unprotected from retaliation if you do not report to the SEC before reporting to your company’s internal compliance office.

Consult an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

If you would like more information about the Dodd-Frank or SOX protections against retaliation, or if you believe you have been a victim of whistleblower retaliation, contact an SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates. We can help you hold your employer accountable for retaliatory behavior.

Give our office a call at 1-866-764-3100 or fill out the secure contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment today.

SEC Whistleblowers: How to Claim an Award

SEC Whistleblowers: How to Claim an Award

So you did the right thing and reported a securities violation you became aware of to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You know the commission has conducted a thorough investigation and has begun to take action against the violating company.

Now what? You might be aware that you could have the opportunity to become an award-winning whistleblower, but how? Continue reading to learn more about how you can claim your award.

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet highly specific criteria in order to be eligible for an award. First, you must come forward with your tip before the SEC questions you about the violation in question.

This is paramount, as the SEC already has some knowledge about the practices within the company if it has already started an investigation. If investigators begin to question you and you provide a tip, you will not be able to win an award. If you come forward before this interview, however, you will be eligible.

The information you provide must be original. This aspect has two components: You must be the first person to come forward with the tip, and the information cannot have been public knowledge. Tips you heard around the office do apply, while those read in the newspaper or seen on TV do not.

Additionally, the SEC must be able to take enforceable action against the violating company and recover monetary sanctions of at least $1,000,000 in order for you to qualify for a financial award. If your tip is critical to the investigation and you meet the other criteria, you could be entitled to an award of between 10 and 30 percent of the recovered funds. The Process

The SEC’s website has a page devoted to cases that have recovered at least $1,000,000. This is known as the “Notices of Covered Actions” (NoCA). You can check this page to see whether your case has been included. You might also be alerted by your attorney or a representative of the whistleblower office if you’ve been working with one.

Once you know your case is eligible for an award, you will fill out Form WB-APP, which will include your contact information and the case you helped the SEC with. You must submit this form within ninety days of the case being posted on the NoCA page. From there, a claims staff member will review your tip and how it helped the SEC determine what you should be awarded.

If you hoped to remain anonymous as a whistleblower, your attorney will work with the SEC on your behalf to gain access to the award you are entitled to while your identity remains protected.

Speak with an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

If you recently provided a tip to the SEC about a securities violation and are interested in claiming an award, contact a qualified SEC whistleblower lawyer with Meissner Associates as soon as possible. You can reach us by filling out the contact form below or giving us a call at 1-866-764-3100.

SEC Fraud Tips: When to Blow the Whistle

Blowing the whistle on securities violations is the right thing to do. In financial markets, a certain level of integrity is expected. When brokers or corporations compromise this integrity, it damages the trust investors had, which can have a devastating impact on the economy.

Before you report your tip to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or your internal compliance program, however, there are certain steps you can take to build your case as a whistleblower and maximize your potential for winning a reward.

Dealing with Internal Reporting

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 mandated that corporations implement internal compliance programs, complete with whistleblower hotlines, so that they can take an active role in stopping fraudulent activity and give whistleblowers an opportunity to report tips anonymously.

Before you report your information to the SEC, do your best to utilize your company’s internal compliance program (ICP). Get the names of the individuals you’ve reported to and keep notes of what was said when you made your report. If you have documents that support your claims, make copies of them and provide them to your ICP.

Act Quickly

You should report to the SEC following an internal report. This is because you’ll want to go on record with the SEC as the first whistleblower providing this specific information if you hope to win an award.

You should also provide the same documents and notes you took when you reported internally to the SEC. This gives your company a chance to come forward on its own before an investigation begins.

It will also be crucial for you to report to the SEC after doing so internally to protect yourself from retaliation. The Dodd-Frank Act includes protection for whistleblowers against retaliation.

Employers are not legally allowed to terminate, demote, suspend, or harass you or smear your professional reputation—doing so would constitute retaliation. If they do, both you as an individual and the commission can take action against the corporation.

Voluntary and Original Information

You want to be the first whistleblower to provide information to the SEC. If multiple individuals come forward with the same tip, only the first will be eligible for a whistleblower award. You will also need to blow the whistle voluntarily. Come forward before the SEC has already begun an investigation or interviewed you.

Once an interview begins, you’ll have missed your opportunity. Only whistleblowers who bring information to the SEC without being compelled to do so will qualify for awards. It will also help your case if you are able to provide original financial statements or names of specific individuals involved.

Call an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

If you’re prepared to blow the whistle on a possible securities violation, it’s important that you make use of your company’s internal compliance program and act quickly once you obtain information. Your tip should also be voluntary and original when you do come forward.

Get in touch with an experienced SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates today for help reporting your tip to the SEC and starting on the path to becoming an award-winning whistleblower. You can schedule a no-obligation consultation by filling out the secure contact form below or giving us a call at 1-866-764-3100.

Tips for SEC Whistleblowers

If you’re considering blowing the whistle on possible securities fraud violations taking place in a company you work for or have knowledge about, you are probably wondering whether you can remain anonymous when you report a tip, whether you’ll be able to collect an award, and how you can protect yourself against retaliation if your identity becomes known.

There is much to know about how the SEC investigates tips and how to become an award-winning whistleblower. Continue reading for some key points to digest before deciding if becoming an SEC whistleblower is right for you.

Providing Original Information

Probably one of the most important tips for would-be whistleblowers is to act quickly when you learn of a possible violation. In order for a whistleblower to qualify for an award, the tip must be “original.”

If, for example, you just became aware of a rogue trader within your company, and your coworkers are privy to the same information, you need to report the tip before they do in order to be eligible for an award.

In addition, the information you provide must not have been disclosed to the public. If you heard it in a news report or other media outlet and then reported it, you would not be eligible. If you can provide supporting documentation, violator names, or specific transaction details, it can only benefit your case.

Your Tip Must Be Given Voluntarily

If you hope to garner an award as an SEC whistleblower, and the SEC has already begun an investigation into the corporation in question, you need to move quickly. Not only could the commission already have the information you can provide, but if investigators come to you and begin asking questions, simply answering them doesn’t make you an eligible whistleblower.

You must come forward either before the SEC begins to investigate or as soon as you become aware that the commission believes the company has violated securities laws. If you are able to provide valuable information that investigators weren’t previously aware of, your award could be dramatically increased if they are able to collect sanctions in excess of $1,000,000.

Document Retaliation

Under the Dodd-Frank Act, employers are not legally able to retaliate against their employees for blowing the whistle on a violation. Acts of retaliation could include harassment, demotion, suspension, the creation of a hostile work environment, the tarnishing of a whistleblower’s professional reputation, and termination.

If you have been a victim of retaliation, be sure to document as much about your situation as you can. Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor against your employer and receive back pay, compensation for damage to your reputation, and reinstatement to your previous position (including pay rate and seniority).

Get in Touch with an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

When you have information about a potential securities law violation and are considering becoming a whistleblower, these tips can help ease your mind about reporting your tip to the SEC. If you have additional questions about what to expect once you blow the whistle, contact an SEC whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates.

You can schedule a free consultation today by filling out the contact form we’ve provided below or simply giving us a call at 1-866-764-3100.

Current Investigation Priorities for the SEC

Current Investigation Priorities for the SEC

Here at Meissner Associates, we know the importance of being  up to date on the focus areas of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Each year, the SEC releases a detailed report of their high-level priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. For 2018, described below are the areas the SEC Enforcement Division will be giving the greatest attention to.

The Importance of Retail Investors

The SEC has an increased focus on the wellbeing of the Main Street investor, as evidenced by the implementation of the Retail Strategy Task Force, whose goal is to combat violations that Main Street investors have a difficult—if not impossible—time recovering from. This includes Ponzi schemes, stock inflation fraud, and accounting fraud.

Liability and the Individual

Holding the individual fraudster responsible for misconduct is rapidly becoming the most successful way to deter corruption as it moves through an institution. While pursuing corporations for their wrongdoing will continue to be of utmost importance, the SEC has found that punishing individual misbehavior is a more effective way of making the enforcement program successful.

Keeping Up with Technological Evolution

With the enactment of a Cyber Unit designed to handle vicious hacking attempts and Dark Web encounters, the SEC hopes to bring legal action against those using advanced technology to up stock prices, steal insider broker information, manipulate trades, and otherwise violate securities laws in other technology-driven ways.

Enforce Strict, Effective Sanctions

The SEC has come up with effective sanctions to impose upon fraudsters, and they intend to use them to their fullest extent, including freezing assets, barring those who commit fraud from working in the industry, and imposing strict monetary penalties—just to name a few.

Apportionment of Finances

With the Enforcement Division of the SEC being so small in comparison to the amount of tips and reports of illegal activity it receives, they have to ensure that they are making the most of their available resources. Not every tip that comes their way will be worthy of investigation; those that pose the highest risk to the public market and investors will take precedence.

Contact an SEC Whistleblower Attorney

If you would like more information about the current investigative priorities of the SEC, have an interest in learning more about a specific area as it pertains to you, or are considering becoming a whistleblower but aren’t sure what steps to take next, contact a skilled attorney at Meissner Associates.

Our team of experienced whistleblower lawyers is well-versed in securities laws and will advise you concerning any information you have about possible violations when you schedule your free, confidential tip evaluation today. Give us a call at 1-866-764-3100 or fill out our convenient contact form located at the bottom of this page to get started.