Retaining An SEC Whistleblower Lawyer
Involvement in legal matters is not a common occurrence in most people’s lives. Few individuals ever find themselves having to deal with legal issues, and very few ever find themselves involved with cases involving government prosecutors (other than the occasional speeding ticket). In most cases, when an individual becomes involved in a legal situation, his or her first response is to seek out legal counsel. If you believe you have information related to a crime or wrongdoing by a U.S. public company, investment firm, or financial institution and are considering becoming an SEC whistleblower, you are probably considering hiring legal counsel and should be looking for one with real experience as an SEC whistleblower lawyer.
Why Hire An SEC Whistleblower Lawyer?
Why is it beneficial to have an SEC whistleblower attorney represent you in your interactions with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)? Because simply submitting a complaint form to the SEC may not achieve the results you are looking for, or even qualify you for an SEC whistleblower award.
The SEC, like most governmental agencies, has its own rules and procedures. More specifically, while the SEC whistleblower program was established to proactively welcome tips and information from the general public, there are specific requirements and qualifications that must be met to ensure that you are eligible for an SEC whistleblower reward, should one become available. Therefore, you don’t necessarily want to simply hire any attorney, but an SEC whistleblower lawyer who focuses on representing SEC whistleblowers.
An experienced SEC whistleblower law firm can help you meet these requirements and navigate what can be a complicated process. Many law firms may claim to have the experience to represent you in any type of legal situation. Some may even claim to have broad whistleblower experience in all kinds of areas. But few can truly attest to being a dedicated SEC whistleblower law firm with an experienced, senior partner who has a professional lifetime of knowledge derived from representing individual people in SEC investigations.
The Pickholz Law Offices
If you are considering hiring a lawyer to represent you, then you may want to consider speaking with Jason R. Pickholz of The Pickholz Law Offices. Mr. Pickholz has represented a wide range of SEC whistleblowers including employees, officers, directors, and outside third-parties in cases involving broker-dealers, banks, hedge funds, and public companies listed in the Fortune Top 20, Top 50, Top 100, Top 500, and the Forbes Global 2000.
Mr. Pickholz was one of the first lawyers to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client, and the first ever to successfully convince the SEC to grant his client a whistleblower award over an initial recommendation by the Commission’s 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. Inside Counsel Magazine named this as one of the five key events in the SEC whistleblower program.
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If you would like to speak with an SEC whistleblower lawyer, you can call our offices at 347-746-1222. Your initial conversation of up to one hour is free of charge, and you are under no obligation to hire The Pickholz Law Offices when it is finished.
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