When choosing an attorney to pursue your SEC whistleblower claim, think about what’s important:
Success. Experience. Trust.
We know how to win SEC whistleblower rewards.
Phillips & Cohen has won many SEC whistleblower awards for its clients. This includes two major SEC whistleblower awards under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program: one in 2022 for $37 million, the other for more than $32 million.
Our whistleblower cases under all government reward programs have resulted in recoveries totaling more than $12.8 billion in civil settlements and criminal fines. Overall, our clients have received whistleblower awards totaling more than $1 billion.
We know how Wall Street works.
We represent whistleblower clients in the financial industry around the world, from traders to CFOs to others in the executive suite. Our SEC and CFTC whistleblower cases cover a wide range of violations, such as:
- Allegations of bribery of foreign officials (violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)
- Rate and price manipulation of securities, options, and derivatives
- Money-laundering schemes
- Cryptocurrency fraud involving initial coin offerings (ICOs)
- Improper accounting practices
- Insider trading
- Ponzi schemes
- Mischarging securities transactions (by algorithm or otherwise)
- Improper characterization
- Reporting of risky assets
We had success with whistleblower cases involving financial frauds even before the Dodd-Frank Act created the SEC and CFTC whistleblower reward programs in 2010. For instance, we represented an investment banker in a whistleblower case that exposed the practice of “yield burning” in the municipal bond market and resulted in Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and other major Wall Street firms paying more than $200 million to the federal government to settle their cases.
We know how the SEC and the SEC whistleblower program works.
Our experience with the SEC and its whistleblower office gives us valuable insights that benefit our clients.
No whistleblower law firm knows the SEC whistleblower program better than Phillips & Cohen. Sean McKessy, a Phillips & Cohen partner who was the first Chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, led the SEC’s efforts to set up the program and its policies and processes. For five years, he was in charge of evaluating whistleblower claims and making whistleblower reward recommendations.
Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton has had significant success for clients with the SEC whistleblower program. She has won eight SEC whistleblower awards for clients and has many other whistleblower claims pending, giving her significant insight, experience and knowledge that benefits the firm’s clients.
Ms. Kelton consulted extensively with Congress, the SEC and CFTC during the legislative and rulemaking process. As a New York Times article noted, Phillips & Cohen SEC whistleblower attorneys “played a central role in advising the Securities and Exchange Commission on the rules creating its whistle-blower program, including a provision to broaden the list of who was eligible to file a claim.”
We know how to build strong cases for our SEC whistleblower clients.
Our work sets us apart. Our SEC whistleblower lawyers invest time and resources to build a strong case before we submit a claim to the SEC. This helps our clients’ claims stand out and enables the SEC to clearly see the significance of our clients’ information. The SEC receives thousands of whistleblower claims each year and can only pursue a limited number of whistleblower claims at a time. Our work makes it more likely the SEC will investigate.
Our Successful SEC Whistleblower Cases:
- Largest SEC whistleblower award in 2022 goes to Phillips and Cohen clients
- $20 million SEC whistleblower award goes to Phillips & Cohen’s client
- $32 million SEC whistleblower award goes to Phillips & Cohen client
We know how important confidentiality is to SEC whistleblowers, and we always act with our clients’ interests in mind.
When you choose Phillips & Cohen as your SEC whistleblower lawyer, you gain the support of a firm renowned for its expertise in navigating complex securities laws. Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of the SEC’s whistleblower program and the regulations that protect individuals like you. We will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that you fully understand your rights and are equipped to make informed decisions.
One of the key advantages of working with Phillips & Cohen is our unwavering commitment to confidentiality. We prioritize your privacy and security throughout the entire whistleblower journey. Our attorneys will work discreetly to shield your identity, taking measures to protect you from retaliation and safeguard your professional reputation.
Remember, your information could be crucial in holding corporations accountable for their wrongdoing and protecting investors. By hiring Phillips & Cohen as your SEC whistleblower lawyer, you join forces with a highly skilled and compassionate legal team dedicated to seeking justice. Take action today and contact us to schedule a confidential consultation.