Sec Whistleblower Lawyers Bringing Change In The Society

Whistleblowers from all parts of the globe are reporting and breaking their silence on a variety of critical security violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consumer Protection Act and Dodd-Frank Wall Street was a bill enacted in 2010 by the Congress. It brought about a big turnaround of events in the entire United States financial regulation since the Great Depression. Among its numerous changes, the Dodd-Frank Wall Act discovered a new whistle-blower program that offers significant financial incentives and employment protections for individuals who want to report potential criminal acts of the federal securities laws to SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

In response to this new enactment, Labaton Sucharow Law firm was the first in the United States to start this practice; it exclusively centered on advocating and protecting SEC whistle-blowers who are the SEC whistleblower lawyer and the whistleblower. Building on the company’s market leading securities indictment platform, Labaton Sucharow Law Company holds an international in-house team used to represent Whistle-blowers. The team comprises of highly trained accountants, financial analysts, and private investigators who have state and federal law legal experience so as to offer unmatched representation for any whistle-blower. Mr. Jordan A. Thomas leads the practice; he was a Chief Indictment Counsel in the Division of law-enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission. During his time in office at the SEC, Mr. Thomas played a superintendent role in the development of the Whistle-blower bill which included drafting of the proposed final rules and legislation.

Under the whistle-blower rules, the Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to pay qualified whistle-blowers a maximum of 30% and a minimum of 10% of the money collected as a result of a successful SEC law enforcement action. In the event this threshold is achieved, the crime reporter may qualify for additional money based on the funds the sanction gained in the related action brought by other law enforcement organizations. The Dodd-Frank bill also hinders employers who prey on whistle-blowers who report to the SEC. Whistle-blowers may also report potential security violations in secret if represented by a SEC whistleblower attorney.

With very limited exclusions and qualifications, anyone or group, regardless of their citizenship, is qualified to take part in the SEC Whistle-blower Program.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street act was a result of a chain of series of corporate scandals that had defrauded and derailed many investors including the government and went undetected or unreported due to fear of victimization.

Learn more: http://www.secwhistlebloweradvocate.com/

An Insight on Oscar Pistorius’ Trial

The trail of a South African athlete Oscar Pistorius commenced in March 2014 at the High Court in Pretoria. Oscar was charged with the murder of his lover Steenkamp, but the High Court Judge found him guilty of homicide and reckless use of a firearm at a public place. He was sentenced in October 2014, where he received five years in prison for culpable manslaughter, and another three years suspended prison term for using his firearm in a reckless manner.

 

The alleged crime committed by Oscar Pistorius happened on 14th Feb 2013. He shot and killed her girlfriend at his home in Pretoria, but according to his evidence he mistook her for an intruder who had invaded his home. He was arrested the same day and charged with murder at a court in Pretoria the following day. The bail hearing began on 19th Feb 2013, and both the prosecution and defense lawyers agreed that the accused had fired four shots through the toilet door, and his girlfriend was inside. Pistorius argued that he thought his lover was in bed, and he was shooting an intruder.

 

After Pistorius was sentenced, the prosecution confirmed to appeal against the sentence and the verdict. In December 2014, Judge Masipa allowed the prosecution to appeal against acquittal of murder charges and not the five year sentence. In August 2015, it was recommended that Oscar should be released from prison and serve the remaining term under house arrest. This decision was made after Pistorius was not regarded a danger to the society as well as his good behavior.

 

An overview of Brenda Wardle

 

Breda Wardle is a legal expert from South Africa who has also participated in the trail of Oscar Pistorius. She has three major degrees in law including a Masters of Laws. Wardle is recognized across the globe for legal analysis and expertise she has been providing. She was invited on several occasions during the trail of Pistorius, at his placement and also the appeal.

 

Brenda Wardle has published many law journals and newspaper articles, covering major trails that have taken place in South Africa and also the entire world. Additionally, she has written 12 manuals that focus on Contract Management Framework for public sector in the Republic of South Africa.

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