When companies engage in illegal conduct, it is often company insiders or their business partners who are the first to know.
Federal and state laws protect and reward individuals who demonstrate the courage to say something and bring that illegal conduct to an end. The team at The Law Offices of Andrew J. Brown has experience representing and protecting whistleblowers who bring these important and meritorious claims.
For example, The Dodd-Frank Act established important incentives and protections for whistleblowers who provide information to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding violations of securities laws and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) regarding violations of commodities laws. Whistleblowers who report securities law violations may receive a substantial and mandatory reward if the SEC or any other government authorities recover more than $1 million based on that information. The Dodd-Frank Act establishes a similar whistleblower reward program for the CFTC.