A roadmap through a complicated legal process
Most whistleblowers are motivated by a desire to do good or right a wrong. But whistleblower laws and regulations are tricky. Often, whistleblower matters are classic cases of, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Without understanding the legal consequences, whistleblowers can open themselves up to being fired, damage to their reputations, or even facing legal action.
It can be difficult to understand whether the information you have rises to a level that triggers whistleblower protections and what the correct channels are to disclose information. Timing is important, as disclosure too soon or too late can affect the protections and compensation that are available to whistleblowers. Whistleblowers also must be careful to understand and reduce potential harms of disclosure, such as national security.
We help whistleblowers present information in a concise and compelling manner, carefully framing the story of what the information is and why it’s important.
The SECIL Law team includes several former attorneys for the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal agencies. They have been on the receiving end of whistleblower information and know what information is of interest to legal teams, accountants, and government agencies.
We help our clients first understand the nature of the information and whether they should disclose it at all. Then, we help clients prepare presentations that follow whistleblower laws and also put forward a compelling picture of the significance of the information they may disclose.
With our knowledge and experience, we help whistleblowers avoid traps for the unwary and gain the best possible outcome.