Whistleblower and Securities Fraud Attorneys
The securities fraud law firm of Zamansky LLC has extensive experience investigating and fighting fraudulent activity. Our seasoned legal team represents individuals located across the nation in whistleblower actions. Each attorney at our firm understands the complex legal processes that need to be followed when an individual, or group of individuals, elects to file suit under whistleblower laws, including the Dodd-Frank Act and the False Claims Act.
We Listen and Respond to Whistleblowers’ Concerns
When a client is contemplating a whistleblower suit, the securities fraud attorneys at Zamansky LLC investigate and gather as much information as possible. We know the right questions to ask in order to determine whether a whistleblower claim may be an appropriate course of action. Our attorneys also fully explain the rights and protections available under various whistleblower laws. We appreciate that bringing a whistleblower suit is a difficult and personal decision. Our securities fraud law firm offers support and guidance, providing clients with the information they need to make the best decision.
Navigating the Whistleblower Process
When you elect to make a whistleblower claim, our legal team will provide aggressive representation and guide you through each step of the whistleblowing process. We understand that privacy is critical and our lawyers will keep your information confidential, unless a disclosure is specifically required in connection with your claim. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, a whistleblower remains anonymous when he or she files a securities fraud claim through an attorney. This anonymity continues until the time the whistleblower is paid a reward, provided the whistleblower is still being represented by his or her securities fraud attorneys. When the reward is paid, the name of the whistleblower must be disclosed.
Whistleblowers must also act carefully to keep all information they have about the fraudulent activity confidential. To be eligible for an award under the Dodd-Frank Act, the whistleblower must present “original information” – information that is not known to the government and is discovered by a person’s independent knowledge or analysis. If a whistleblower discloses information about the fraud to another person and that person reports it the government, the whistleblower may no longer be covered under the Act.
Whistleblower laws require that the person, or group of persons, formally file a claim with the government. The attorneys at our securities fraud law firm will work with you to investigate the matter and prepare and file the claim. Once the claim is formally filed, we will guide you through all stages of the process. Our attorneys will answer your questions and explain your rights, obligations and protections, making certain that you are fully prepared and informed at all times.
Under the Dodd-Frank Act, if the information you report in a whistleblower claim results in the collection of more than $1 million in SEC sanctions, you are eligible to receive 10% to 30% of the recovery. The Act also protects you from retaliatory actions by your employer. If you are harassed, fired, demoted, suspended, discriminated against or threatened in any manner, you may be entitled to recover damages for the retaliation. Should you experience retaliation, our securities fraud attorneys will aggressively fight for your rights to reinstatement, double back pay with interest, litigation costs, expert witness fees, reasonable attorney’s fees, and any other damages resulting from the retaliation.
To learn more about how you can work with the whistleblower team at Zamansky LLC, please contact us today. For additional information on Whistleblower claims, see: