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We Can Help You Report Securities Fraud and Seek A Large Monetary Award

Do you have information about a violation of U.S. securities laws? Then you may be able to receive millions of dollars by reporting that information. Whistleblower Aid can help you.


Here’s how it works: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces securities laws in the United States. When companies break the law, the SEC sometimes recovers fraudulent gains and penalties amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.

The SEC regularly pays whistleblowers for their help. Any whistleblower -- often an employee from inside the company -- who provides information that helps the SEC recover more than $1 million may be able to claim up to 30% of the total recovery. That can be tens of millions.

In 2018 alone, SEC whistleblowers won $168 million for helping the SEC bring enforcement actions. In just one case, the SEC awarded whistleblowers $50 million.

If you can provide information about a company or individual committing fraud or otherwise violating the securities laws, then you may be eligible for an award. The sooner you act, the more likely you are to win money. As a whistleblower, you have a legal right to stay in your job, and to remain anonymous.

Whistleblower Aid is here to help you. Our attorneys can review your information and documents, identify possible securities violations, prepare an anonymous report disclosing the violations to the SEC, and apply on your behalf for an award. If you don’t receive a monetary award, you don’t owe a penny.





Advantages of Whistleblower Aid

Whistleblower Aid is unique.

Other law firms do not currently provide all of these advantages that Whistleblower Aid provides to every client:

Security and Anonymity

Insecure technologies like regular email and phones can’t protect your identity. Whistleblower Aid uses exclusively encrypted and anonymous channels to communicate with clients. We provide every client with new, customized and encrypted devices so that you can be sure your communications with us are secure and confidential. We are the only law firm on earth that accepts new inquiries exclusively over SecureDrop, the leading platform for anonymity.

Legal Knowledge and Experience

Our senior counsel for SEC matters, Michael Semler, served for 14 years as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, following many years with the U.S. Department of Justice. Our founder and CEO, John N. Tye, was himself a National Security Agency whistleblower who understands the challenges that whistleblowers face. Whistleblower Aid has represented multiple whistleblowers in highly sensitive matters and is intimately familiar with the SEC awards program.

Avoiding & Defending Retaliation

We can help you avoid retaliation by keeping your identity secret. But if you do ultimately suffer reprisals, we can help you fight back and enforce your rights as an employee and whistleblower. Members of our legal team have years of experience representing whistleblowers in retaliation claims.

You Can Help Other Whistleblowers

When private law firms win millions for their clients, their fees enrich the law partners personally. But Whistleblower Aid is a non-profit law firm. Any fees we receive are used to help other whistleblowers to report lawbreaking by government agencies, businesses and individuals. WBA routinely represents whistleblowers, on a pro bono basis and in the public interest, regardless of whether there is any opportunity for a monetary recovery.

Contact Us

Contact our lawyers first, as soon as possible. If you disclose your concerns first to your employer or others not bound to confidentiality, then you are more likely to suffer retaliation. And the SEC states that whistleblowers will be rewarded for acting quickly, as soon as they learn of corporate lawbreaking. It’s illegal for an employer to try to stop you from contacting the SEC.

Our intake system, called SecureDrop, is designed to protect your anonymity while we assess whether we can help you. SecureDrop is the best choice for anyone worried about retaliation.

SecureDrop takes five minutes longer than sending an email, but it is vastly more secure. Think of the difference between shouting your private message across a crowded room and delivering an encoded message that only the recipient can decode. We recommend whistleblowers never use regular email or telephones to discuss their case.



I. About the SEC Whistleblower Awards Program

A. Nature of the Awards Program

As amended in 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides that the SEC must make monetary awards to individuals who voluntarily provide original information leading to SEC enforcement actions resulting in judgments of over $1 million. An eligible whistleblower whose information led to such a judgment must be awarded between 10% and 30% of the funds collected by the SEC.

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