New Senate Bill to Extend Whistleblower Protections
Whistleblower Protections for Securities and Commodities Law Violations
This past week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), along with Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Dick Durbin (D-III) introduced the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act (WPIA) that would extend whistleblower protections to citizens reporting violations of securities and commodities law. The WPIA protects individuals from employer retaliation when reporting fraud internally to an employer before disclosing it to a government agency.
The California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers who bring fraud cases under securities and commodities laws. We also represent whistleblowers in federal and California False Claims Act cases, and in cases before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Whistleblower Programs. If you have original information of fraud against the federal or State government, call us today at (415)441-8669.
Our litigators currently represent former employees/whistleblowers in a False Claims Act case against one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We endorse any legislation like the WPIA that protects employees who blow the whistle on fraud. Employer retaliation can really make it tough for employees who witness fraud in the workplace; it’s just another way companies can keep the lid on fraud. If your employer retaliates against you for blowing the whistle on fraud, we can represent you in any case for wrongful termination in addition to representing you in your underlying whistleblower action.
Our whistleblower attorneys represent whistleblowers in CFTC cases, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cases for securities fraud (related to stocks, bonds, private placements and variable annuities for example), banking fraud under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (“FIRREA”), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cases for tax fraud, particularly offshore tax avoidance schemes, and False Claims Act cases against corporations defrauding the government for payments or reimbursements.
If you have information regarding a whistleblower/qui tam case in San Francisco, Alameda or Marin Counties or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.