For Braganca Law LLC – Whistleblower Lawyer Lisa Braganca, taking control of a rising conflict with a debt collector on behalf of a client, advising on complex filing processes, and following up on case resolutions is just another regular day at the office. Commitment, meticulous preparation, and deep knowledge of the law have always been hallmarks. But there is one area of the law this intrepid attorney is passionate about—laws governing the SEC whistleblower program.
A whistleblower is defined as a person who reports an illegal activity in both the public and private sectors. While some whistleblowers risk their careers and professional reputations to do what they believe is ethical, the truth is that many such persons do not see themselves as whistleblowers—until they experience retaliation. Needless to say, being a whistleblower is risky, hence the reason generous rewards are offered. Regardless of the motivation, all whistleblowers need a competent, reliable party to look out for them.
Here’s why—there are over 50 different whistleblower laws at the federal level alone. Each law is different, with different procedures and levels of protection for whistleblowers. There are also numerous state whistleblower laws that provide varying levels of protection and procedures. Without the competency and knowledge of these laws, attorneys will be hard-pressed to address and manage the risks that whistleblowers face.
With greater interest in its rewards, the public may not be aware that whistleblowers have helped recover billions of dollars for the government. In one case, a banker blew the whistle on secret illegal offshore accounts set up by UBS Bank to evade billions of dollars in taxes. That whistleblower was awarded $104 million.
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These incentives do encourage people to come forward to report fraudulent and illegal conduct to the government. But it is critical that a whistleblower attorney is consulted before such wrongdoing is reported to ensure the person concerned receives the best possible protection and legal advice to steer through the complexity of the laws in place. As an example, in some instances, reporting internally on one’s own company’s illicit activity is not considered protected conduct.
Therefore, it is imperative to seek the advice of a whistleblower attorney—a good and reliable one. At Braganca Law LLC, Lisa Braganca, an SEC Whistleblower lawyer with vast knowledge and commitment, is one such competent lawyer. As a former Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement of the Chicago Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), this highly experienced attorney has the knowledge to investigate accounting fraud, insider trading, and many other illegal financial conduct by investment advisories, brokers, and public companies.
What makes Ms. Braganca stand out as a whistleblower lawyer is her unique insights and proven competency in submitting claims on behalf of the whistleblowers—receiving the best potential recovery allowed by state or federal law, getting legal protection against employer retaliation, and negotiating separation agreements. To navigate the tumultuous complexities of whistleblower laws, only the best will do.
About the Firm:
Braganca Law LLC and its founder Lisa Bracanga, passionately represent individuals and entities involved in whistleblower investigations. With her decades of professional experience as a proven SEC whistleblower attorney, she aims to continue helping these people report malfeasance and irregularities to federal authorities safely. She helps investors recover losses through arbitration and litigation. The firm provides free strategy sessions and consultations to those seeking and is committed to protecting its clients in investigations and litigation, protecting whistleblowers, and recovering investment losses. Request a free strategy session through call or email.