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How Long Does It Take To Receive An SEC Whistleblower Award?- Chapter 16

It is very difficult to estimate when the SEC will act on a whistleblower’s information. Over 18,000 tips have been filed with the Whistleblower Office since 2011. Considering the volume of tips and the limited nature of the SEC’s resources, your tip must grab the whistleblower office’s attention to ensure that it is acted upon timely (if at all).

As a practical matter, you are more likely to get your information reviewed and acted upon if you have a lawyer advocating for you. Whistleblower lawyers, especially with experience in SEC whistleblower claims, can help you frame the information in a way that will be more likely to get the SEC’s attention. You can help this process by providing your lawyer with specific and credible information that will act as a clear roadmap of the securities-law violation(s).

Prior to submitting a claim, whistleblowers should consult with an experienced attorney to determine how best to present their TCR to the SEC.

To learn more about the SEC Whistleblower Program, download the eBook SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award.

Chapter 1 - What is the SEC Whistleblower Program?

Chapter 2 - Can I Submit Anonymous Tip to SEC Whistleblower Office?

Chapter 3 - What Employment Protections are Available for SEC Whistleblowers?

Chapter 4- What Violations Qualify For A SEC Whistleblower Award?

Chapter 5- What are the largest SEC whistleblower awards?

Chapter 6- Who Is An Eligible SEC Whistleblower?

Chapter 7- Can I submit a tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office if I was involved in the fraud or misconduct?

Chapter 8- Can I Submit A Tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office if I Agreed to a Confidentiality Provision in an Employment/Severance Agreement?

Chapter 9- Compliance Personnel, Auditors, Officers and Directors Can Obtain SEC Whistleblower Awards

Chapter 10 - When is Best Time to Report Fraud or Misconduct to SEC?

Chapter 11 - Do I Have To Report Violation To My Company Before Reporting to SEC Whistleblower Office?

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Jason Zuckerman, Whistleblower Litigation Attorney, Washington DC  Law Firm

Described by the National Law Journal as a “leading whistleblower attorney,” Jason Zuckerman litigates whistleblower ...

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Matthew Stock, CPA, Auditor, Zuckerman Law Firm
Certified Public Accountant

Matthew Stock is an associate at Zuckerman Law, where his practice focuses on representing whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation cases. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and former KPMG external auditor.

As an auditor, Mr. Stock developed an expertise in financial statement analysis, internal controls testing, and fraud recognition. At Zuckerman Law, Mr. Stock uses his auditing experience to help whistleblowers investigate and disclose to the government complex financial frauds. In addition, Mr. Stock routinely assists whistleblowers in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation cases analyze a wide range of accounting issues, including revenue recognition, earnings management, and financial statement fraud.