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Analyzing an individual’s eligibility is complex. The analysis differs depending on the individual’s relation to the company and how the individual obtained the information. For example, auditors may report to the SEC and be eligible for an award if:
Analyzing an individual’s eligibility is complex. The analysis differs depending on the individual’s relation to the company and how the individual obtained the information. For example, auditors may report to the SEC and be eligible for an award if:
*they have a reasonable basis to believe the disclosure is necessary to prevent conduct that is likely to cause “substantial injury” to the financial interest or property of the entity or investors;
*they have a reasonable basis to believe the entity is engaging in “conduct that will impede an investigation of the misconduct”; or
*at least 120 days have passed either since they properly disclosed the information internally, or since they obtained the information under circumstances indicating that the entity’s officers already knew of the information.


they have a reasonable basis to believe the disclosure is necessary to prevent conduct that is likely to cause “substantial injury” to the financial interest or property of the entity or investors;
Auditors ''who obtained the information during their audit of an issuer,'' however, will be eligible for an award only if:
they have a reasonable basis to believe the entity is engaging in “conduct that will impede an investigation of the misconduct”; or
*they have a reasonable basis to believe the disclosure is necessary to prevent “a material violation of the securities laws” that is likely to cause “substantial injury” to the financial interest or property of the entity or investors;
at least 120 days have passed either since they properly disclosed the information internally, or since they obtained the information under circumstances indicating that the entity’s officers already knew of the information.
*they have a reasonable basis to believe the entity is engaging in “conduct that will impede an investigation of the misconduct even if the submission does not contain an allegation of audit firm wrongdoing”; or
Auditors who obtained the information during their audit of an issuer, however, will be eligible for an award only if:
*they report the securities-law violation to a superior in their independent public-accounting firm, and the firm fails to promptly report that information to the SEC.
 
Eligibility depends on various factors. If whistleblowers are uncertain about their eligibility, then they should consult with an [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/how-best-sec-whistleblower-law-firms-advocate-sec-whistleblowers/ experienced SEC whistleblower attorney]. A skillful analysis may be the difference between a multimillion-dollar whistleblower award and no award at all.


they have a reasonable basis to believe the disclosure is necessary to prevent “a material violation of the securities laws” that is likely to cause “substantial injury” to the financial interest or property of the entity or investors;
they have a reasonable basis to believe the entity is engaging in “conduct that will impede an investigation of the misconduct even if the submission does not contain an allegation of audit firm wrongdoing”; or
they report the securities-law violation to a superior in their independent public-accounting firm, and the firm fails to promptly report that information to the SEC.
Eligibility depends on various factors. If whistleblowers are uncertain about their eligibility, then they should consult with an experienced SEC whistleblower attorney. A skillful analysis may be the difference between a multimillion-dollar whistleblower award and no award at all.
=='''Tip #3: Act Fast'''==
=='''Tip #3: Act Fast'''==
It is never too early to think about maximizing your potential award. Whistleblowers may receive anywhere from 10% to 30% of the monetary sanctions collected in actions brought by the SEC and in related actions brought by other regulatory or law enforcement authorities. And the timing of a whistleblower’s tip is a significant factor that the SEC considers in determining whether, and how much, to award.
It is never too early to think about maximizing your potential award. Whistleblowers may receive anywhere from 10% to 30% of the monetary sanctions collected in actions brought by the SEC and in related actions brought by other regulatory or law enforcement authorities. And the timing of a whistleblower’s tip is a significant factor that the SEC considers in determining whether, and how much, to award.