New York Whistleblower Lawyer
If you’ve recently discovered information regarding securities violations or fraud, reach out to a qualified New York whistleblower attorney. We can help you report your tip and potentially secure a whistleblower award for your efforts.
Discovering fraud can be alarming. You might be unsure what to do next. Your first steps should be to retain a highly trained New York whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates.
This way, when you’re ready to report your information to the SEC, you’ll have a highly trained professional by your side to ensure that you are protected and that you obtain the whistleblower award you’re entitled to.
Why You Should Consider Blowing the Whistle
When you find out that your employer, colleague, or anyone else is engaging in fraudulent activity that puts your team, investors, and even the public in jeopardy, it’s up to you to come forward with that crucial information.
The goal in reporting your tip is to have the SEC open an investigation into the securities violations in question. If your information is damaging enough, it will give the SEC cause to put a stop to the fraudulent activity.
Although there are risks associated with whistleblowing, without individuals who are ready to take the leap and report their findings to the SEC, this fraud will continue and result in serious financial losses all around. Continue reading to learn more about the risks associated with blowing the whistle.
The Risks of Whistleblowing
Many would-be whistleblowers are concerned with what could happen if they decide to blow the whistle on fraudulent activities they’ve come to be aware of. In most cases, this is because employees are worried about retaliation from their employer.
Retaliation, in these cases, would include intimidation, demotion, termination, creation of a hostile work environment, and defamation of your professional reputation. However, both the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts contain provisions designed to prohibit retaliation by employers and afford whistleblowers protection from such retaliatory action.
These provisions include allowing whistleblowers who are represented by an attorney to report their tips anonymously so their identities are protected from their employer. Additionally, should your employer retaliate against you, we can bring a claim against them to recover damages, including double back pay. The SEC will likely take action against them, too.
Despite the fact that whistleblowing comes with many professional and personal risks, it needs to be done in order to hold those accountable for their actions. What’s more, if you do come forward, and your tip leads to the SEC taking enforceable action against them, you could win anywhere between 10 to 30 percent of the sanctions recovered.
Schedule Your Confidential Tip Review Today
When you’re ready to come forward and report your tip to the SEC, you’ll want a seasoned New York whistleblower lawyer on your side throughout the process. You can schedule your confidential tip evaluation with Meissner Associates by calling our office directly at 1-866-764-3100 or when you complete the brief contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page.