If you have information about fraud against the United States government or bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies in order to obtain a competitive business advantage, you may be entitled under the False Claims Act or the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to a substantial reward in exchange for providing such information to the federal government as a whistleblower. Anyone who believes they have such information are invited to contact the attorneys at Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP for guidance on pursuing the correct channels in reporting such fraud in order to receive the largest reward to which you are entitled and to ensure that your employer recognizes your protections as a whistleblower.
At Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP, our lawyers competently guide anyone who holds information regarding pending or potential False Claims Act qui tam lawsuits or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations through the process of becoming a whistleblower for or to the United States government. We have a nuanced understanding of the laws governing whistleblower procedure and protection issues, and pursue litigation on behalf of employees throughout New York and the United States who believe that they have been victimized by whistleblower retaliation.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act, provides protection for employees who "blow the whistle" on their employers' wrongdoings. As a result, if you report your employer for violating SEC rules or regulations or committing other criminal acts, your employer cannot lawfully retaliate against you. Despite this measure of protection, however, many employees still fear retaliation by their employers and choose to remain silent rather than report any wrongdoing. If you suspect that your employer is engaging in illegal activity, let us advise you on your next steps.
Whistleblower retaliation is not confined merely to wrongful termination. Our attorneys represent employees who have been subject to other forms of retaliation, such as:
For this reason, whistleblowers have comprehensive legal protection under both the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and specific New York whistleblower statutes.
Although the Sarbanes-Oxley Act protects whistleblowing employees from retaliation by employers, a proactive response is necessary to ensure that this protection is enforced and, if necessary, damages pursued. Once an employer's wrongdoings are reported, the Securities and Exchange Commission's first concern is addressing the business's missteps or violations. You, the whistleblower, are its second order of business. Our attorneys put you first.
We aggressively advise and maneuver employees throughout the entire legal matter, including assistance with reporting the employer's misconduct. We pursue financial recovery for the victims of whistleblower retaliation, including:
If you were retaliated against for whistleblowing or have information that might qualify you as whistleblower, contact Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates online or call us at (212) 319-7600 to schedule a no-cost initial consultation. We may also agree to representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there would be no fee or cost to you without a judgment or settlement in your favor.