Securities Whistleblower Attorney

We Help Employees and Insiders Blow the Whistle on Securities Fraud

Lynette Byrd
Attorney Lynette Byrd
Securities Whistleblower Team Lead
Former DOJ Attorneyenvelope iconContact Lynette directly
Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Securities Whistleblower Team Leadenvelope iconContact Nick directly
Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Securities Whistleblower Team
Former Secret Service (Digital Forensics Expert)
Brian Kuester
Attorney Brian Kuester
Securities Whistleblower Team
Former U.S. Attorney and District Attorneyenvelope iconContact Brian directly

Securities fraud costs investors and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. Whether motivated by greed or spurred on by incompetence, those who engage in fraudulent practices deserve to be held accountable. If you have information about securities fraud, it is important that you come forward, and we encourage you to speak with a securities whistleblower lawyer at Oberheiden P.C. promptly.

Our attorneys represent securities whistleblowers nationwide. In most cases, blowing the whistle on securities fraud involves filing a complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We have extensive experience working with the SEC, and we are well-versed in the Commission’s whistleblower rules and requirements. If you are thinking about coming forward, we can help you make an informed decision—and, if you decide to file a complaint, we can work with the SEC on your behalf throughout the process.

What You Need to Know as a Potential Securities Whistleblower

Blowing the whistle on securities fraud is a big decision. It takes courage to come forward, and you must be prepared to work with the federal government while it investigates your allegations.

But, it is also extremely important. Whistleblowers play a critical role in the federal government’s fight against securities fraud, as the SEC acknowledges:

“Assistance and information from a whistleblower who knows of possible securities law violations can be among the most powerful weapons in the law enforcement arsenal of the Securities and Exchange Commission. . . . [Whistleblowers] allow[] the Commission to minimize the harm to investors, better preserve the integrity of the United States’ capital markets, and more swiftly hold accountable those responsible for unlawful conduct.”

If you believe that you may have information that qualifies you for whistleblower protection from the SEC, our whistleblower lawyers can guide you through your next steps. We can explain everything you need to know, and we can make sure you feel confident moving forward—whichever path you choose. As you begin contemplating your next steps, here are some key considerations to keep in mind:

  • If you have information about securities fraud, coming forward is the right thing to do. By coming forward, you will be helping to protect the interests of investors and taxpayers throughout the United States, and potentially around the world.
  • Securities whistleblowers are entitled to confidentiality under federal law. When you hire a securities whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. to represent you, your attorney will work alongside the SEC to protect your identity from disclosure.
  • You are under no obligation to move forward with blowing the whistle. When you schedule an initial consultation at Oberheiden P.C., you are under no obligation whatsoever to move forward. The purpose of this initial consultation is to help you make an informed decision about your next steps.
  • We will not disclose your information without your express consent. We will hold all information you share in strict confidence, and we will not report it to the SEC unless you decide that this is what you want us to do.
  • We provide no-cost legal representation for securities whistleblowers. It costs nothing out-of-pocket to hire a securities whistleblower lawyer at Oberheiden P.C. If you receive a whistleblower award from the SEC, our fees will be calculated as a percentage of your award.

Many people who have information about securities fraud feel a sense of anxiety, and perhaps a sense of guilt, about coming forward. But, regardless of whether your information pertains to your employer, former employer, brokerage firm, or any other entity or individual, it is important to remember that exposing fraud is always the right thing to do. The information you share could save investors and taxpayers millions—if not tens or hundreds of millions—of dollars, and coming forward will help ensure that the fraud you disclose does not continue causing harm in the future.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Founder

Attorney-at-Law

Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney

Partner

Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

We Represent Whistleblower Who Need to Disclose All Forms of Securities Fraud

Securities fraud can take many different forms. While some forms of securities fraud are overt, many are much more subtle. Corporate executives, board members, brokers, and advisors will often attempt to cover up their fraudulent practices as well—and this makes it vitally important for whistleblowers to come forward so that the SEC can investigate.

We represent whistleblowers who need to disclose all forms of securities fraud to the SEC. This includes (but is by no means limited to) fraudulent practices such as:

  • Anti-money laundering (AML) violations
  • Bribery and other forms of public corruption
  • Broker and investment advisor fraud
  • Corporate accounting fraud
  • Cryptocurrency-related securities fraud (including fraudulent ICOs)
  • Front-running
  • Improper characterization of gains or losses
  • Insider trading
  • Market manipulation
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Submitting false reports to the SEC (i.e., Form 10-K or Form 10-Q)

Again, these are just examples. If you are aware, or think you may be aware, of any form of securities fraud, we encourage you to speak with one of our securities whistleblower lawyers. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the field of securities fraud, and we can provide clear advice on whether it makes sense for you to come forward.

Why Choose a Securities Whistleblower Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

If you need to blow the whistle on securities fraud, you need to make an informed decision about your legal representation. So, why should you choose the securities whistleblower attorneys at Oberheiden P.C.?

1. We Will Put a Team of Highly Experienced Attorneys on Your Side

When you choose Oberheiden P.C., you won’t just work with a securities whistleblower lawyer. You will work with a team of senior-level attorneys—all of whom have extensive relevant experience. Several of our attorneys used to prosecute securities fraud at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), so we have a clear understanding of what the government needs from whistleblowers in order to take action.

2. We Will Advise You with Your Best Interests in Mind

Throughout our representation, we will advise you with your best interests in mind. As your legal counsel, our sole focus is on protecting you and helping you come forward if you choose to do so. We are 100% on your side, and we will never ask you to make decisions with anything less than complete information.

3. We Will Keep You Updated, Informed, and Involved Throughout the Process

While we will deal with the SEC on your behalf, we will keep you updated, informed, and involved throughout the process. We understand that blowing the whistle can be stressful, and we also understand that knowing what is going on can help put your mind at ease. We will be in contact with you regularly, and we encourage you to contact us any time you want to get in touch.

FAQs: Blowing the Whistle on Securities Fraud with the SEC

What Information Do I Need to File a Securities Whistleblower Complaint?

The SEC accepts whistleblower complaints alleging all forms of securities fraud. This includes complaints against publicly traded companies, private companies, brokerage and advisory firms, individual executives and brokers, and other parties. If you have information about securities fraud, our attorneys can determine if your information is sufficient to warrant a whistleblower complaint, and then we can help you determine your next steps.

How Do I File a Securities Whistleblower Complaint?

Submitting a securities whistleblower complaint to the SEC involves either using the Commission’s Tips, Complaints, and Referrals Portal or submitting a complaint via mail. The SEC encourages online filing. However, before you submit a complaint to the SEC, you should consult with a securities whistleblower attorney to ensure that you are taking all of the steps necessary to secure whistleblower protection.

Can I Get In Trouble for Filing a Whistleblower Complaint Against My Employer?

Your employer cannot legally retaliate against you for filing a whistleblower complaint with the SEC. Our attorneys can help you secure protected whistleblower status; and, in the event that your employer attempts to retaliate against you unlawfully, we can take all necessary legal action to protect you.

What Will the SEC Do with the Information I Provide?

The SEC is obligated to investigate all qualifying whistleblower complaints. Depending on the outcome of this investigation, the SEC may either: (i) pursue an administrative or civil enforcement action; (ii) engage the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue criminal charges; or, (iii) decline to intervene. In any of these scenarios, an experienced securities whistleblower attorney can help ensure that your complaint leads to a just outcome.

What Can a Securities Whistleblower Attorney Do to Help?

From determining if you qualify as a securities whistleblower to dealing with the SEC and DOJ on your behalf, there are several ways an experienced securities whistleblower attorney can help you. But, it is important that you speak with an attorney promptly; and, if you are considering submitting a complaint to the SEC, we encourage you to contact us right away for a free and confidential consultation.


Speak with a Securities Whistleblower Attorney in Complete Confidence

To speak with a securities whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C., please call 888-680-1745 or contact us online. We will arrange for you to meet with one of our senior attorneys in confidence as soon as possible.

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