SEC Whistleblower Attorneys
The SEC whistleblower attorneys at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto have a track record of successfully representing SEC whistleblowers who report violations of federal securities law. Such violations include manipulation of securities, ponzi schemes, insider trading, abusive naked short selling, money laundering, and other market manipulation.
We keep our clients’ identities confidential and have helped them receive significant rewards resulting in over $125 million in preliminary or final rewards. Since the firms inception, our SEC whistleblowers have triggered over $1.5 billion in recoveries under the securities laws and related criminal laws. In fact, one of our clients received one of the top 10 largest awards ever given by the SEC.
Our team’s extensive experience in winning cases, combined with our in-depth knowledge of securities law, sets us apart as leading SEC whistleblower attorneys. Our lawyers were actively involved in the creation of the Dodd-Frank Act, having met with all five SEC Commissioners to present detailed reports and proposals for effective whistleblower protections.
If you have original, timely, and credible information that could lead to sanctions against a company or individual, get in touch with Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto today for a confidential case review. We’ll be able to help you understand your rights and file a confidential whistleblower claim.
Hiring an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer
When choosing an SEC whistleblower lawyer, it’s important to look for someone with experience handling SEC whistleblower cases, as the process can be complex and nuanced. You should also look for a lawyer who is familiar with the laws and regulations governing SEC whistleblower claims, and who has a good track record of success in these types of cases.
Additionally, it may be helpful to find an SEC whistleblower lawyer who is able to keep your information confidential and has a good understanding of the risks and rewards associated with being a whistleblower. You should also make sure that you feel comfortable working with the lawyer and that they are responsive to your needs and concerns.
For over 30 years, we’ve been helping clients navigate the process of filing anonymous claims and winning substantial awards. Please get in touch with our whistleblower law firm for a free and confidential case evaluation if you believe you have a case.
Focused on Protecting ESG Whistleblowers
Our firm is on the forefront of representing whistleblowers who disclose information of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) violations or financial frauds putting investors at risk. Former SEC acting chair and commissioner Allison Herren Lee, now Of Counsel at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, leads our ESG whistleblower practice area and is ready to serve and protect whistleblowers, and help them seek rewards under the Dodd-Frank Act and SEC Whistleblower Program. If you’re an ESG whistleblower seeking to report a concern, contact our law firm today to speak confidentially with Allison Lee.
“[Whistleblowers] display extraordinary bravery to expose fraud and wrongdoing, and to shine light in some very dark places. In doing so, they reinforce our fundamental values – that the rule of law matters, and no one is, or should be, above the law… They help create transparency, and from transparency flows crucial accountability.”
Whistleblowers Fight Tremendous Odds and Deserve Better
Statement by Allison as SEC Commissioner, September 23, 2020
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Our Firms SEC Whistleblower Cases
We've prevailed in multiple SEC whistleblower cases, resulting in over $125 million in preliminary or final rewards.
Alex Chepurko was just 21 years old when he faced off against a $100 million nationwide criminal enterprise. The first whistleblower to simultaneously file claims under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and IRS whistleblower law, the lead prosecutor called him “the hero” for documenting numerous criminal violations.
In April 2020, Chepurko obtained a $69.6 million judgment on behalf of the United States under the False Claims Act. His claim to obtain a whistleblower award from the Government is still pending. In 2018, CBS TV profiled his case in their show Whistleblower.
“I want to note our appreciation to whistleblowers who, sometimes at great risk to their livelihood, report suspected securities laws violations to the SEC. Our whistleblower program has been a success because of their efforts. Working together, we have stopped frauds and prevented losses for countless investors”
“The SEC whistleblower program…has rapidly become a tremendously effective force-multiplier, generating high quality tips, and in some cases virtual blueprints laying out an entire enterprise, directing us to the heart of the alleged fraud.”
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