Marshall’s primer on the SEC whistleblower program provides an overview of the history, content, and implications of the new rules that can help whistleblowers, their attorneys and the general public understand the new program.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2011
David J. Marshall, a partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP in Washington, DC, who represents whistleblowers under the SEC’s program, has published a comprehensive guide to the new rules that allow insiders to earn substantial monetary awards for reporting securities violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission, entitled “Doing Well by Doing the Right Thing: A Guide to the SEC Whistleblower Program and the New Rules that Can Lead to Rewards for Reporting Securities Violations,”. The guide is published in connection with the D.C. Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Program.
Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, Marshall has successfully represented many employees of public companies who have faced retaliation for blowing the whistle on shareholder fraud and other securities violations. Under the new SEC program, he now also represents whistleblowers who file “tips” with the SEC in an effort to help the SEC bring successful enforcement actions against securities-law violators. Marshall’s article provides a detailed explanation of the key concepts and rules that whistleblowers and their lawyers can use to prepare and submit high-quality tips to the SEC and earn 10% to 30% of the amounts the SEC recovers.