Insider Trading Whistleblower Lawyer
Do you have knowledge of illegal insider trading? Ask an insider trading lawyer if your info interests the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Your whistleblowing could result in a financial reward.
Insider trading is a well-known type of securities fraud. Still, many don’t understand what makes a particular stock trade qualify as insider trading. Even more confusing, sometimes insider trading is legal.
This is why many fail to recognize insider trading when they see it. They miss the chance to tip off the SEC. They also lose their chance at a hefty financial reward. Think you have information regarding insider trading but aren’t certain? It’s easy to report insider trading. Submit a confidential tip for review. An insider trading whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates can tell you.
What Makes Someone an “Insider”?
Insiders come in different types when it comes to securities trading. The most obvious are corporate insiders. These are company officers and shareholders who own more than 10 percent of the company’s stock.
Other insiders include company employees. They can easily come across info that isn’t publicly available. This could give them an advantage when buying and selling company stock. Having this type of info is the key to defining an “insider,” and it isn’t just limited to employees.
A company insider can pass the information on to a friend, relative, or acquaintance. In these cases, the definition of insider trading would still apply. That’s because the information wasn’t available to the public at large. If you still aren’t sure if what you know involves this type of information, a whistleblower lawyer can help.
When Is Insider Trading Legal and Illegal?
Say someone who meets the definition of an insider trades in a company’s stock. That doesn’t necessarily mean the trade is illegal. In fact, as long as an insider doesn’t base their decision to buy or sell on info that isn’t in the public domain, the transaction can be legal. These trades do need to be disclosed to the SEC through a Form 4, however.
Are you aware of an insider who has either failed to make this disclosure or who you suspect of taking action based on insider information? You may know of insider trading that will interest the SEC. Should the SEC investigate and impose sanctions, you could receive a financial award of 10 to 30 percent of the money collected. In some cases, this could be millions of dollars.
Become an Insider Trading Whistleblower
Submit your tip to Meissner Associates. You can receive a confidential evaluation. We’ll let you know how significant the insider trading you’ve encountered is and whether the SEC is likely to take action.
We’ve been helping whistleblowers expose securities fraud since 2001. Our clients have recovered millions of dollars in awards. Get help from an experienced insider trading whistleblower lawyer. Just complete the tip submission form below or call 1-866-764-3100.