Morgan & Morgan
Business is global today. Most corporations operate in many countries. Corporate misconduct that can give rise to securities fraud can happen on Unites States soil or in any other country. So too a whistleblower can work in any country or be a citizen of any country and still be able to receive a cash reward for disclosing to the SEC those facts that give rise to securities fraud. The Dodd Frank Whistleblower Law does not make a distinction between United States citizens and citizens of other countries.
The Dodd Frank Whistleblower Law only requires that the corporation have securities that must be registered with the SEC. This then includes:
The Dodd Frank Whistleblower Law then places no such registration or citizenship requirements on whistleblowers.
Under the Dodd Frank Whistleblower Law, all potential whistleblowers should seek counsel from an experienced whistleblower attorney. An attorney can help you organize the documents, if any, present your matter to the SEC in the best possible light to maximize any cash reward and protect your anonymity. This is doubly true if the whistleblower is a non United States Citizen. The Dodd Frank Whistleblower Law may interact with the laws of your home country and a full vetting of this issue should occur with an experienced whistleblower lawyer during the aggregation of the information that constitutes potential securities fraud.