First-of-its-Kind Result: Pickholz convinces SEC to grant whistleblower award despite staff’s preliminary recommendation to deny award
On July 31, 2014, Jason Pickholz became one of the first SEC whistleblower lawyers to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client. In doing so, he also became the first SEC whistleblower attorney ever to successfully convince the Commission to grant his client an SEC whistleblower reward over an initial recommendation by its Claims Review Staff to deny an award. You can view a copy of the official SEC whistleblower award by clicking here.
This first-of-its-kind award was named by Inside Counsel Magazine as one of the “Five milestones in the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program“. The Boston Business Journal quoted Mr. Pickholz in an article about his client, which you can read here. The New York Times also ran a story about the case here.
If you would like more information about the SEC whistleblower award program, please click here.
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About the Pickholz Law Offices LLC
The Pickholz Law Offices LLC is a law firm that focuses on representing clients involved with investigations conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and other securities regulators.
The Pickholz Law Offices has represented employees, officers, and others in SEC whistleblower cases involving financial institutions and public companies listed in the Fortune Top 10, Top 20, Top 50, Top 100, Top 500, and the Forbes Global 2000. We were the first law firm ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client on appeal to the full Commission in Washington. Inside Counsel magazine named this achievement one of the five key events of the SEC whistleblower program. Examples of the Firm’s SEC whistleblower cases are available here.
In addition to representing SEC whistleblowers, since 1995 the Firm’s founder, Jason R. Pickholz, has also represented many clients in securities enforcement investigations conducted by the SEC, FINRA, the U.S. Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Offices, State authorities, and more. Examples of some of the many securities enforcement cases that Mr. Pickholz has been involved with are available here.
You can see what actual clients have had to say about The Pickholz Law Offices by going to the Client Reviews page on our website or by clicking here.
How to Contact the Pickholz Law Offices LLC
If you would like to speak with a securities lawyer or SEC whistleblower attorney, please feel free to call Jason R. Pickholz at 347-746-1222.
The Pickholz Law Offices remains open and will be fully operational through teleworking while we all grapple with this terrible pandemic. We hope that all of our clients, colleagues, friends, and their families remain safe and healthy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by COVID-19.