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SEC Awards Almost $4 Million to Overseas Whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it has awarded nearly $4 million to an overseas whistleblower whose tip led it to open an investigation and whose extensive assistance helped it bring a successful enforcement action. “Whistleblowers, whether… Read More

Whistleblower Receives Award of Approximately $1.5 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that a whistleblower has earned an award of more than $1.5 million.  The whistleblower provided the SEC with vital information and ongoing assistance that proved important to the overall success of an… Read More

SEC Awards More Than $54 Million to Two Whistleblowers

The Securities and Exchange Commission is awarding $39 million to one whistleblower and $15 million to another whose critical information and continued assistance helped the agency bring an important enforcement action.  The $39 million award is the second-largest… Read More

Whistleblower Receives $2.5 Million Reward

On July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an award of nearly $2.5 million to an employee of a domestic government agency whose whistleblower tip helped launch an SEC investigation and whose continued assistance enabled… Read More

Whistleblower Awarded Almost $4 Million by SEC

On April 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an award of nearly $4 million to a whistleblower who tipped the agency with detailed and specific information about serious misconduct and provided additional assistance during the… Read More

SEC Subpoenas 101 – Securities Attorneys

Receiving a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) subpoena is a new and uncomfortable experience for most market participants. A SEC subpoena is an indication that the Division of Enforcement is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws. SEC subpoenas… Read More

Medbox, Inc. Announces SEC Investigation

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On November 12, 2014, Medbox, Inc. (MDBX) put an end to nearly two weeks of speculation by acknowledging in its 10-Q for the period ended September 30 that the company has received a formal… Read More

Whistleblowers Gone Wild

Nearly everyone believes the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Program under the Dodd Frank Act is a good idea.  By the agency’s account, a considerable number of fraudulent schemes have been exposed, and devious perpetrators brought to justice thanks… Read More

SEC Charges Jeffrey Berkowitz & Others By: Brenda Hamilton Attorney

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On May 24, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the latest in a series of cases against microcap companies, officers, and promoters arising out of a joint law enforcement investigation to unearth penny… Read More

Astrologer Stock Broker, Gurudeo Persaud, Barred by SEC

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On May 9, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) announced that public administrative proceedings were instituted pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and Section 203(f) of… Read More