Private Equity Firm Whistleblower Lawyer
If you have information about a private equity firm violating securities laws and want to report your tip to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), contact a private equity firm whistleblower attorney who can help you through the process.
When a private equity firm fails to disclose transaction information regarding investor funds in order to further their own investment priorities, they are in violation of federal securities laws. By overcharging clients and raising fees without explaining where the additional funds were being spent, investors lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
Are you prepared to become a whistleblower and hold a scamming private equity firm responsible for their deplorable business practices? At Meissner Associates, we specialize in securities laws and will be able to advise you on how to proceed with the information you have pertaining to illegal activity within your firm.
Private Equity Funds and Transaction Fees
Private equity firms are investment management companies that provide financial support to companies. Securities law violations come into play when a private equity firm charges transaction fees for undisclosed amounts and acts as an investment bank without registering as a broker-dealer—which is both expensive and has strict regulations.
When a private equity firm bypasses the step of registering as a broker-dealer, the substantial funds, which are not monitored, are unable to be scrutinized. Investors then have little to no access to their investment and are rarely able to be updated on the status of their investment unless they file a lawsuit themselves. Few choose to do so due to the risk of losing access to funds in the future.
When You Become a Whistleblower
The enactment of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions has encouraged people with information surrounding violations of securities laws to come forward with what they know and possibly claim a monetary reward. Providing valuable information to the SEC about a private equity firm’s misuse of funds can lead to a significant award if your tip leads to sanctions valued at $1 million or greater.
While there are risks to becoming a whistleblower, such as facing retaliation if your identity becomes known or losing your job if the firm is forced to shut down, coming forward with invaluable information is critical to the success of investors and in maintaining the integrity of private equity firms worldwide.
Reach Out to a Private Equity Firm Whistleblower Attorney
When a private equity firm misleads investors about the status of their funds, they are not only engaging in poor business practices, but they are also violating national securities laws. If you are aware of such conduct, it is advised that you reach out to a private equity firm whistleblower lawyer who can help you report this information to the SEC.
At Meissner Associates, we are committed to maintaining the rectitude of investment management groups nationwide and will stop at nothing to get justice for those wronged by fraudulent private equity firms. Schedule your free, confidential tip evaluation by filling out the contact form below or by giving us a call at 1-866-764-3100.