Representative Cases

  • Representation of multiple former employees at a prominent custodial bank who were credited with uncovering a massive and long-standing scheme to overcharge clients billions in fraudulent foreign currency transaction fees, a case that the SEC, DOJ, and DOL collectively settled for nearly $400 million.
  • Representation of two whistleblowers who alerted the IRS to a $1 billion renewable biofuel tax scam by Washakie Renewable Energy. In July of 2019 Washakie’s CEO Jacob Kingston and several others pled guilty to more than three dozen counts, including mail fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice. Forfeiture proceedings are ongoing.
  • Representation of a group of whistleblowers who uncovered a massive Ponzi scheme that resulted in numerous SEC/DOJ actions totaling more than $450 million in settlements/judgments, with investor recoveries exceeding $130 million.
  • Representation of a group of whistleblowers who alerted the SEC and DOJ to fraudulent statements by a publicly traded vehicle manufacturer, which resulted in a $125 million civil settlement with the SEC, and civil and criminal charges against the former CEO.
  • Representation of whistleblowers in an $11 million CFTC whistleblower case that was approved for an award in January of 2020.
  • Representation of a whistleblower team that uncovered and alerted the SEC to an alleged Ponzi scheme at a $125 million hedge fund, which led to civil charges brought by the SEC against the fund and its principals.
  • Counsel to whistleblowers who tipped off the SEC and other federal authorities to a Ponzi-like fraud occurring at a $1 billion hedge fund, ultimately leading to federal civil and criminal charges against the fund and its principals.
  • Counsel to a whistleblower who tipped the SEC to a valuation fraud at a hedge fund with north of $150 million in assets under management, leading directly to an SEC administrative action and trial.
  • Representation of two whistleblowers who uncovered and reported an ongoing Ponzi scheme that led to SEC and DOJ penalties totaling $9.3 million.
  • Representation of the whistleblower who uncovered a $170 million Ponzi scheme which led to enforcement actions by state and federal securities regulators and the imposition of a federal receivership, which is ongoing.
  • Counsel to an individual who blew the whistle on a fraudulent scheme at a credit receivables fund that resulted in SEC/DOJ settlements totaling in excess of $130 million.
  • Representation of a whistleblower who was credited with uncovering an accounting fraud perpetrated by a publicly traded life settlements broker, which resulted in an approximately $48 million civil judgment after trial by the SEC.
  • Counsel to a group of individuals who blew the whistle on a phony public company audit of several related-party insurance companies that ultimately resulted in a $10.25 million SEC settlement against one of the issuers.
  • Counsel to whistleblowers who received a share of the maximum SEC whistleblower award in connection with a fraudulent hedge fund valuation scheme that resulted in $5.25 million in fines and penalties.
  • Representation of a group of whistleblowers who uncovered and alerted the SEC to a $500 million Ponzi scheme in connection with which the SEC ultimately brought an enforcement action, with investor recoveries to date totaling more than $75 million.
  • Representation of three former sales executives who filed qui tam claims against Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in connection with an off-label marketing scheme, resulting in whistleblower awards in excess of $1.8 million.
  • Representation of the whistleblowers that led to a $20 million settlement between Vivint Smart Home Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – the largest FCRA settlement in FTC history.
  • Representation of whistleblower teams that have identified and tipped the SEC and/or CFTC to numerous suspected Ponzi and/or valuation schemes ranging in size from $5 million to $10 billion, all of which have resulted in the initiation of government investigations.
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