Most people assume that the company they are working for is not involved in anything illegal.  Unfortunately, recent corporate scandals that have proved that this is not always the case. If you have discovered that your company or some people working in it have been committing fraud, bribery, accounting fraud, insider trading, lying to or misleading public investors, or other crimes, you are probably already trying to figure out what your options are. If you are considering becoming a whistleblower New York City law firm The Pickholz Law Offices may be able to help you.

For those thinking about becoming an SEC whistleblower New York City has a lot of law firms.  But how many of them were created with the specific purpose of helping people become SEC whistleblowers, helping them present their information effectively to the SEC, and helping guide them through the SEC whistleblower process?  The Pickholz Law Offices was founded in 2010, mere months after the SEC Whistleblower Award Program was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, for just that purpose.

Generally speaking, under the SEC Whistleblower Award Program, if the SEC uses a whistleblower’s information to help it bring a successful action against a public company or individuals, in which the SEC collects over $1 million, it must give out a monetary award to its whistleblower(s) of between 10% – 30% of the amount of money it collected.

While the SEC Whistleblower Award Program has a lot of rules that you have to follow, you don’t have to figure them all out on your own.  You would not be the first whistleblower New York City lawyer Jason R. Pickholz, founder of The Pickholz Law Offices, has helped to navigate through the intricacies of the SEC’s whistleblower program.  Mr. Pickholz is one of the first lawyers ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client.  He is also the first lawyer to win an award for his client on appeal, after the SEC staff initially decided to deny the client any award.  This was the first time in the history of the SEC Whistleblower Award Program that the Commission overruled an adverse Preliminary Determination by its Claims Review Staff.  (See official SEC Award here.)  Inside Counsel Magazine named this as one of the “Five milestones in the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program“.  For related articles please click here (Boston Business Journal) and here (NY Times).  

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If you have information that you are considering bringing forward to the SEC, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 347-746-1222.  Your initial conversation of up to one hour with Mr. Pickholz is free of charge, and you are under no obligation to hire The Pickholz Law Offices when it is done.


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