Qualified/Selective Representation

Dan Hurson represents SEC and CFTC whistleblowers from around the world-many of his clients come from foreign countries as well as the United States.

Dan Hurson is a former Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (a federal prosecutor) and is a former Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These are credentials that few other lawyers can bring to the representation of whistleblowers. In presenting a case to the SEC, it can help to have a lawyer who has himself brought and litigated cases for the SEC, involving some of the same issues that can comprise whistleblower submissions.

It can also help a whistleblower to have an experienced attorney like Dan Hurson who is familiar with the Office of the Whistleblower, the procedures for making a submission, and the staff of the SEC Division of Enforcement. To get a whistleblower award the SEC staff must making the commitment to open an investigation and turn it into a successful enforcement action which obtains more than one million dollars in collected monetary fines and penalties. The whistleblower and his or her counsel should build a persuasive submission which lays out the law and the facts, with carefully selected supporting documentation. Based on his experience to date representing a number of whistleblowers, including representing them in face-to-face meetings with SEC and DOJ lawyers, both in the United States and abroad, Dan Hurson knows how this process works.

Dan Hurson has to date brought two successful whistleblower claims, totaling over $7 million. These are among the largest awards given by the SEC. Dan is familiar with the complex rules of the Dodd-Frank law. He made suggestions to the SEC when the Rules implementing the law were being written, for which he was cited by name in the SEC's Final Rule. Since the law's inception Dan has written a number of widely-read articles on the whistleblower law, spoken on a number of panels (including one sponsored by the American Bar Association), and appeared in numerous national publications and on national media outlets discussing the Dodd-Frank whistleblower law.

Dan Hurson now focuses his law practice almost exclusively on whistleblower cases. He is a sole practitioner-he will be your only lawyer. He remains by your side throughout the lengthy whistleblower process. When an individual decides to become a whistleblower, he or she makes a life-changing commitment. They deserve to have a lawyer with the knowledge and experience to maximize their chances of success.

Direct Contact With Your Attorney

Dan is a sole practitioner. When you call him, he answers the phone. When you retain him, he will be your lawyer, and you will always be dealing directly with him.

Dan accepts whistleblower cases on a contingency basis. He provides an initial consultation free of charge.

Call 443-458-5628 to discuss your case, or send our law firm an email to schedule an appointment.