Not unlike the popular psychology that emerged in the late 20th century, in the legal world, “self-help” is a powerful notion that calls upon the individual to take an active role in creating his or her best legal outcome. For whistleblowers, particularly those reporting corporate misconduct, this is mission critical. Given the spate of high-profile bounties awarded to SEC whistleblowers, individuals across the globe are coming out of the shadows to report securities violations by their employers. How to do that safely, setting up the best chance of success, is not always straightforward or simple.
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