Employees of public companies, customers, and others who witness crimes often face the difficult decision of whether to report such violations and to whom.  When those violations or crimes occur at a public company, or at a securities or financial institution, and involve such things as corporate fraud, insider trading, books and records frauds, or stock schemes, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may be able to help you.  The SEC even has a formal whistleblower program that can give whistleblowers monetary awards.  There are a lot of rules and requirements to be eligible for an SEC whistleblower award, and they can be confusing.  As a result, you may want to consider speaking with a whistleblower law firm New York employees, customers, or others like you can trust to guide you through the process.

If you are looking for a whistleblower law firm New York has a lot of options.  It can be a somewhat daunting task to decide which lawyer or law firm is right for you.  Jason R. Pickholz, the founder of The Pickholz Law Offices, is one of the first lawyers ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client.  He is also the first lawyer to successfully convince the SEC to grant his client an award over an initial recommendation by its staff to deny any whistleblower reward. 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).  In 2016, Mr. Pickholz’s peers elected him as a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, an honor limited to 1% of New York State attorneys.

It is understandable that some people may not be sure what kinds of violations the SEC investigates.  In addition to obvious things like insider trading and ponzi schemes, the SEC also investigates and brings cases for:

  •      Fraudulent or unregistered securities offerings
  •      Deceptive practices in buying or selling stocks
  •      Bribery or improper payments made to foreign officials
  •      High-Yield Investment Scams
  •      Accounting frauds at public companies
  •      Financial statement frauds at public companies
  •      and many other kinds of frauds or violations.

This is just a short list of the sort of securities, corporate, and business violations that the SEC has jurisdiction over.

Whether you are ready to step forward or are still trying to decide what to do, if you would like to talk with an SEC whistleblower law firm New York employees and others like you can rely on, please consider giving us a call.  The help you are looking for is available.  You don’t have to go through it alone.

To find out more about The Pickholz Law Offices, you can click through the links to the right.  If you would like to speak with Mr. Pickholz, please feel free to call 347-746-1222.

 

 

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