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New Securities Crimes Update Released

Thomson Reuters has just released a new annual update to Securities Crimes 2d, a two-volume book co-authored by Jason Pickholz.

Mr. Pickholz added Chapter 3, “The SEC Whistleblower Program,” to the book in 2013 to provide a comprehensive resource for SEC whistleblower attorneys and SEC whistleblowers in this new and emerging area of law.  The chapter contains knowledge and insights that Mr. Pickholz has gained as one of the first SEC whistleblower attorneys ever to win an SEC whistleblower reward for a client, and as the first SEC whistleblower attorney ever to win an appeal of an adverse preliminary determination, combined with his experience gained over two decades representing witnesses and defendants before the SEC, DOJ, and US Attorney's Offices.

This 2014 release includes 69 new or updated pages to Chapter 3, revised to reflect recent developments in the SEC Whistleblower Program.

Among the many highlights of this new release are:

  • Current developments in whistleblower confidentiality and anonymity under the SEC whistleblower program;
  • The denial of an SEC whistleblower award claim for failing to properly follow the procedures set forth in the SEC whistleblower rules;
  • The grant of an award of more than $400,000 to an SEC whistleblower who reported to the SEC after the company failed to address the issue internally (disclaimer: the award recipient was a client of The Pickholz Law Offices LLC);
  • A sample of an actual confidentiality agreement  with the SEC under the SEC whistleblower program (redacted);
  • and much more.

You can view the entire Table of Contents for Securities Crimes 2d on Thomson Reuters' website.

Securities Crimes 2d and the new 2014 update (Release # 1, November 2014) are available for purchase on-line from Thomson Reuters directly.

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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.

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The Pickholz Law Offices represents U.S. and international clients in securities and white collar cases. The Firm has helped whistleblowers report frauds to the SEC, CFTC, and IRS, and has defended clients in investigations by the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, FINRA, and other financial and securities enforcement regulators.

The Firm’s founder, Jason Pickholz, is the author of the two-volume book Securities Crimes, has appeared on tv and radio, and has taught continuing legal education courses. A former BigLaw partner, he has been representing clients in financial and securities fraud cases since 1995. In recognition of his many achievements, Mr. Pickholz was elected by his legal peers to be a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation, an honor limited to just 1% of all attorneys in the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Pickholz has been counsel in many high-profile cases. He was the first attorney ever to win an SEC whistleblower award on appeal to the Commission, which Inside Counsel magazine called one of the five key events in the history of the SEC whistleblower program. On the defense side, Mr. Pickholz has defended clients in the SEC’s COVID-19 investigations, the CFTC’s cryptocurrency cases, and a former US Senator, among others.

If you want to speak with a CFTC, IRS, or SEC whistleblower lawyer, or with a white collar defense lawyer, you can call the Firm at 347-746-1222.

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