If you’ve discovered securities fraud or have been punished or fired for opposing unethical accounting practices within a company, you could potentially have whistleblower protections and rights. To maximize your ability to succeed, you should consult with an SEC Whistleblower lawyer who can assist you in reporting the misconduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) offers protection and monetary rewards for employees who report fraud at publicly traded companies. In the past few years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been given as SEC whistleblower awards for inside information that has led to successful enforcement action.
The whistleblower lawyers at Brown, LLC law firm have considerable experience helping people with their whistleblower cases — both at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for awards and seeking protection and financial damages for whistleblowers in federal court.
The SEC Whistleblower Program
What Violations Qualify for a Viable Claim
- Fraudulent securities offerings and Ponzi schemes
- Insider trading
- Investment and securities fraud
- Not acting in the best interest of the clients
- Foreign bribery and other FCPA violations
- Improperly using segregated monies
- Accounting fraud
How Strong Is Your SEC Whistleblower Claim?
There are some important rules you need to know to maximize your chances of winning your whistleblower case:
You are eligible to recover a significant financial whistleblower reward, only if you provide the original information relating to violations of securities laws as per the SEC’s rules. Additionally, your information must lead to a recovery summing up to $1 million or more. You should consult with an SEC whistleblower lawyer to discuss whether your information would qualify for an SEC whistleblower award.
WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONSEC whistleblowers are guaranteed strong protection against retaliation. However, to qualify for whistleblower protection, you need to prove that your employer was aware of your complaint and that your complaint was a “contributing factor” that resulted in retaliation.
CONFIDENTIALITYThe perk of being an SEC whistleblower is that you are allowed to report fraud anonymously. But, to qualify for confidentiality, you must file your whistleblower complaint through legal counsel according to SEC’s rules.
Stay Anonymous with an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer
The SEC whistleblower program permits whistleblowers to file claims anonymously if they are represented by a whistleblower attorney. This important ability is provided by the Dodd-Frank Act. An anonymous submission may be made through SEC whistleblower lawyers in order to protect the identity of the whistleblower even in the front of the government.
If you are thinking about blowing the whistle on securities fraud or other financial misconduct, you should seek counsel from an experienced whistleblower attorney. Our SEC whistleblower lawyers provide assistance to whistleblowers across the United States.
Choosing the Right Whistleblower Lawyer
Under the guidance of Jason T. Brown, a former FBI Special Agent and the head of the firm, Brown, LLC has successfully represented whistleblowers under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA) and continues to represent whistleblowers nationwide in filing FCA matters and under the Dodd-Frank SEC whistleblower program. Our SEC whistleblower law firm is only paid if successful.
100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by Nuvaring
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from Nuvaring. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Gianvi
Women who sustained blood clots from Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Gianvi received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
For more information about each award see Awards & Accolades – No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.