Should you blow the whistle? Why? When? How? The issues at play are complex. The rules change. And the risks – both personal and professional – are real and frightening. While the SEC whistleblower program was designed to encourage and protect those who stand up and report corporate misconduct, and the architects of the program (including partners in our firm) sought to make the initiative as “user friendly” as possible, it is always a good idea for individuals to arm themselves with basic knowledge of the SEC whistleblower program as well as the the federal securities laws it is designed to uphold.