If so, you are probably worried as, if you do not report what you have seen in the legally correct way, you could end up in a lot of trouble yourself. This is why you should have your case evaluated by an SEC Whistleblower Attorney.
Anonymity — Many people who consider becoming a whistleblower do not always know that you can do this in a completely anonymous way, as long as you have an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer representing you.
If you do not have an attorney, then you must report what you have seen and learned with your real name and with other personally identifying information. This means, with representation by a lawyer you are protected. Without a lawyer, the protection you have as an SEC whistleblower is minimal at best.
In-depth investigation — Once you agree to have a lawyer represent you, the firm they work for will have a large investigative team that will go to work to find all the information they can about your case. These teams often include forensic accountants, financial analysts and people who have spent years investigating whistleblower cases just like yours.
With this type of investigation, your case becomes much more likely to succeed and your ability to be given a financial award for your information much more possible.
The amount of the award becomes much larger — Without the representation of a lawyer, your ability to make sure you are awarded the largest possible amount is much less. That is simply because you do not understand the whistleblower system or how it works.
With the representation of a lawyer familiar with SEC violations, however, you will soon find yourself not only eligible for a substantial financial award, but also eligible for other awards that may be connected to your original case.
Having your case evaluated — You can contact a lawyer that specializes in SEC violations without giving your name, if you feel more comfortable doing this. The lawyer will then evaluate your case to see if it is worth filing, and advise you what to do next.
You do not have any obligation to sign with the lawyer, or to even tell them the name of the company you want to report. Not only you agree to representation by them.