Securities Crimes 2018 Update, With Expanded SEC Whistleblower Chapter Authored By Jason Pickholz
Thomson Reuters has released the new 2018 update to the two-volume book Securities Crimes, including an expanded chapter on the SEC whistleblower program. With this year’s update, the SEC whistleblower chapter has grown to 105 pages plus appendices.
Jason Pickholz is a co-author of Securities Crimes. As one of the first SEC whistleblower lawyers to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client, and the first SEC whistleblower lawyer ever to win an award for a client on appeal to the Commission, Jason recognized that there was no single, authoritative source of information for SEC whistleblowers and SEC whistleblower law firms to turn to. To fill that void, in 2013 Jason added an SEC whistleblower chapter to the book. Every year since then, Jason has updated and expanded the SEC whistleblower chapter, based on new SEC orders and pronouncements, court decisions, his own personal experiences as an SEC whistleblower lawyer, and more.
A few of the topics added or expanded upon in the 2018 update to the SEC whistleblower chapter include:
- what happens when a whistleblower first submits a tip to a government agency other than the SEC;
- whether employees of other government agencies can be SEC whistleblowers;
- SEC whistleblowers’ right to confidentiality;
- SEC anti-retaliation actions;
- the SEC’s reaction to severance and other agreements that chill potential SEC whistleblowers through particular provisions in non-disparagement, liquidated damages, or award forfeiture clauses; and
- the United States Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust.
Securities Crimes and the brand new update for 2018 are available for purchase on-line from Thomson Reuters directly. The book is available in both print and digital formats.
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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.
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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.
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