A whistleblower is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring within a company. If you are aware of violations by a public company and would like to report them or want to do something about wrongful practices, but are concerned about the consequences, we salute your courage, and are proud to represent you!
The Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act (also known as the “Dodd-Frank Act”) established certain protections (and rewards – more on that later) for whistleblowers who provide original information to the government, regarding a public company’s violations of laws. “Original information” is defined in law as information not known to the government from any other source, including information within the independent knowledge of the whistleblower.
A whistleblower who reports misconduct or other corporate fraud is offered an array of protections. The Dodd-Frank Act also prohibits retaliation against whistleblowers and provides a framework for whistleblowers who have suffered retaliation to be able to sue for reinstatement, two-times back pay and litigation expenses.
To encourage the reporting of original information, whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the government with original information that leads to a successful judicial or administrative enforcement action resulting in monetary remedies of over $1 million, could obtain between 10%-30% of the total monetary recovery. The Mehdi Firm PC can represent you and guide you through the reporting process to ensure that you receive protection against retaliation, as well as secure any financial entitlements under the Act.
Do you have information regarding misconduct or fraud by companies that you would like to report?
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