Jason R. Pickholz, the founder of The Pickholz Law Offices, has worked hard to establish himself as a whistleblower attorney NY employees, customers, and residents can have faith in. He is one of the first whistleblower attorneys ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client. (See official SEC Award here.) He is also the first whistleblower attorney ever to convince the SEC to grant his client an SEC whistleblower award over an initial decision by its staff to deny an award. This groundbreaking result was named as one of the “Five milestones in the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program“ by Inside Counsel Magazine. For related articles click here (Boston Business Journal) and here (NY Times).
The Dodd-Frank Act created the SEC whistleblower award program in 2010 to provide incentives for people to come forward and report information that they discover about securities and financial frauds, and other kinds of securities law violations, to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the SEC whistleblower award program, if someone voluntarily provides information about a fraud or other violation to the SEC, and the SEC brings a successful action based in part or in whole on that information, in which it collects more than $1 million, the SEC is required to give the eligible whistleblower(s) a monetary award of between 10% – 30% of the amount collected.
The SEC is its own separate agency, with its own separate rules and procedures that it has developed for over 80 years, and with its own separate whistleblower program. There are a lot of requirements and rules that must be satisfied in order to be eligible to receive an SEC whistleblower award. The SEC is not identical to other government agencies. Whether the SEC chooses to follow up on a whistleblower’s information, how it conducts its investigations, and whether it decides to grant someone an SEC whistleblower award, is not governed by the rules that apply to other government agencies, or event by the rules that apply to a courtroom litigation.
That may be why, if you have been searching the Internet for “whistleblower attorney NY”, you have probably seen results for a lot of law firm websites making broad claims that they can win an SEC whistleblower award for you. Other websites may have tried to persuade you that they have had cases before other government agencies, while avoiding mentioning how much success they have had representing clients in front of the SEC itself.
When you interview an NY whistleblower attorney, you may want to consider asking them (1) if they have ever actually won an SEC whistleblower award for a client; (2) if they have ever had the SEC refuse to grant an award and then successfully convinced it to change its mind; and (3) how many times that NY whistleblower attorney has actually walked side-by-side with a client into the SEC’s offices and helped their client to successfully explain his or her story to a room full of SEC lawyers.
While The Pickholz Law Offices does not know and cannot comment on what another NY whistleblower attorney may claim they have done, Mr. Pickholz has spent his career — since long before the SEC whistleblower program began — helping clients who wanted to go in and tell the SEC about frauds or other violations that they had discovered, or who were asked by the SEC to come in and talk to it about frauds that they might have had information about.
When looking for a whistleblower attorney NY employees, customers, and residents have a lot of options. We understand this, which is why The Pickholz Law Offices is guided by the principle that “every case is the most important case to the client involved.”
You can learn more about Mr. Pickholz and see examples of some of his many successes in helping clients with the SEC, both in New York and in many other locations throughout the country, by clicking on the links on the right side of this page.
If you would like to speak with Mr. Pickholz, please call 347-746-1222. Your initial conversation with Mr. Pickholz is free, which means that you are under no obligation to hire The Pickholz Law Offices after your initial consultation is finished.
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