Securities and Exchange Commission Pays Out Millions in Whistleblower Awards
Whistleblower information about securities law violations is one of the most powerful weapons protecting consumers from securities fraud in this country. Through their knowledge of the circumstances and individuals involved, whistleblowers help authorities identify possible fraud and other violations much earlier than might otherwise have been possible. The government rewards whistleblowers for those efforts. In securities whistleblower cases alone, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has paid out over $322 million in whistleblower awards to 58 individuals since issuing its first award in 2012. It pays to bring securities fraud to light.
The California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers before the SEC. Our whistleblower attorneys know how best to organize your information and documentation and will guide your application from initial submission through investigation and discovery to trial or settlement. If you have credible, original information of securities fraud in California call our California whistleblower attorneys today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. We recommend you call counsel before calling the SEC with any tip. If you choose to submit a tip anonymously you must be represented by an attorney.
The SEC requires hard evidence of alleged fraud. Suspicion without proof is not enough. Our California whistleblower lawyers know what the SEC looks for when considering whistleblower applications and will work to make sure your application conforms to the agency’s standards of review and includes the information that will get the SEC’s attention. We can also represent you if your employer retaliates against you for bringing any fraud to light. You may be able to sue your employer in federal court for wrongful termination and seek double back pay (with interest), reinstatement, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reimbursement for certain litigation costs. Our California whistleblower attorneys can represent you in any action for retaliation and in your underlying whistleblower lawsuit.
Our California whistleblower attorneys handle all types of whistleblower cases. If you or someone you love has information regarding a whistleblower/qui tam case in San Francisco or elsewhere in California involving the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, False Claims Act cases, the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Office, the FINRA Whistleblower Office or other illegal activity, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys also have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through filing a complaint, investigation and discovery through trial or an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.