The United States has been rough on business for a long time. Sanctions have been imposed, and taxes have increased. Unfortunately, as this has happened, corruption has also run rampant. Everyone is looking to game the system, and more get away with that successfully than is reasonable for America’s economy. This “gaming” of the system is partially responsible for the 2008 financial collapse. Said recession is still affecting the country today, and full recovery may not actually be possible. The best contingency measures which can be made in reparation must necessarily be direct, and come from an offensive approach rather than a defensive one. This is why Congress recently enacted legislation spearheaded by Jordan A. Thomas, former Assistant Director of the SEC, or Securities and Exchange Commission. The legislation is called the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It’s purpose is to help whistleblowers on the fence jump into government arms and help curtail underhanded dealings at the heads of their corporations. Informants have their employment protected, and they are also protected monetarily via incentives.
The only downside to Dodd-Frank is that it can’t guarantee anonymity in whistleblowing. For that, whistleblowers need to go to a legal practice. Labaton Sucharow is led by Jordan A. Thomas, who wrote all the Dodd-Frank legislation in the first place. This firm will give clients cost-free initial consultation. Anonymity may be retained in that consultation, though the legal firm strongly encourages potential whistleblowers to reveal themselves to their attorney. Attorney-client privilege is enacted throughout initial consultations and subsequent work, so people don’t have to worry about information slipping about anywhere.
Restoring America’s economy will take a lot of brave informants to bring the whistle to their lips and blow as hard as possible. If their identities can be shielded, if their jobs can be sustained, and if there is monetary incentive to do so, it is very possible that economic recovery may take place. Going with legal representation through such a harsh climate of legal intrigue is eminently advisable. Labaton Sucharow was the first practice to begin Whistleblower Representation in the immediate wake of Dodd-Frank. As such, they’ve got the greatest experience, and can boast intimate experience with the legislation.