Mr. Pickholz is one of the first lawyers ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client. Inside Counsel Magazine named this victory as one of the Five milestones in the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program.
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Founded by a career White Collar & SEC Whistleblower Attorney.
The Pickholz Law Offices is a law firm that handles white collar financial and securities cases. We represent SEC whistleblowers, IRS whistleblowers, and CFTC whistleblowers. We also represent clients who need defending in SEC, CFTC, or other governmental or regulatory investigations. After being a white collar partner at two BigLaw national law firms, Jason R. Pickholz founded the The Pickholz Law Offices as both an IRS, CFTC, and SEC whistleblower law firm and a securities defense law firm, capable of providing the same high quality representation as the big firms, but with the personal attention to clients uniquely possible in a small firm.
The Pickholz Law Offices was one of the first law firms to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client. It was also the first SEC whistleblower law firm ever to successfully convince the Securities and Exchange Commission to grant an SEC whistleblower award over an initial recommendation by its Staff to deny any award. This was the first time in the history of the SEC whistleblower program that the Commission overruled an adverse Preliminary Determination by its Claims Review Staff. It is still one of only four times that the SEC has done so in the 11+ year history of its whistleblower program.
Mr. Pickholz is a co-author of the two-volume book Securities Crimes, published by leading legal publisher Thomson Reuters.
As an IRS, CFTC, and SEC whistleblower law firm, The Pickholz Law Offices’ clients have included employees, officers, directors, and others in cases involving broker-dealers, investment advisors, financial institutions, and public companies listed in the Fortune Top 10, Top 20, Top 50, Top 100, Top 500, and the Forbes Global 2000.
In addition, since 1995 Mr. Pickholz has represented clients from across the United States, and from more than a dozen foreign countries, in white collar enforcement investigations conducted by the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, FINRA, and other securities and financial regulators. Among his many notable defense cases, Mr. Pickholz represented a public biotech company and its CEO in an SEC investigation related to the federal multi-agency COVID-19 Task Force; a company in a CFTC enforcement lawsuit involving cryptocurrency and binary options; a blockchain and non-fungible token (NFT) public company in an SEC investigation; a former US Senator in connection with an investigation into a public pension fund; and much more.
You can see examples of some of Mr. Pickholz’s many IRS, CFTC, and SEC whistleblower cases, and his numerous white collar and securities defense cases, by clicking here and opening the various tabs on that page.
In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Pickholz was nominated and elected by his peers to be a Fellow of The New York State Bar Foundation, an honor that is granted to just 1% of the 70,000+ lawyers in the New York State Bar Association.