Order Awarding $54 Million to Two SEC Whistleblowers Provides Three Lessons for Whistleblowers
The SEC whistleblower programs continues to be a clear-cut success.
In September 2018, there was an order issued by the SEC that allocated a grand total of $54 million to two different whistleblowers. Their actions allowed the SEC to initiate an important enforcement action. This white paper reviews the recent order and the guidance it provides for three whistleblower issues.
Jason Zuckerman litigates whistleblower retaliation and rewards, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims, and authors the Whistleblower Protection Law Blog. His broad experience includes serving as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers in the federal government. In 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed Zuckerman to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve OSHA’s administration of federal whistleblower protections.
Matthew Stock is an associate at Zuckerman Law, where his practice focuses on representing whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation cases. Mr. Stock has audited a broad range of industries, both domestically and internationally, including large public companies and financial institutions. He uses his auditing experience to help IRS, CFTC and SEC whistleblowers investigate and disclose complex financial frauds to the government.
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