Why Do You Need A New York City Whistleblower Lawyer?
If you have information about fraudulent activities that you want to present to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), then you may be considering hiring a New York City whistleblower lawyer. Having an experienced SEC whistleblower lawyer to aid you in this process can be extremely beneficial.
In its 2016 annual report to Congress, the SEC said that since August 2011 it has received 18,334 whistleblower tips. The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower continues to track tips that cause the SEC to open new investigations, or that significantly contribute to ongoing investigations. According to the SEC’s 2016 annual report, it is currently tracking 800-900 tips. The question is, are you ok with those odds, or do you think your chances will be better if you have a reputable and experienced New York City whistleblower lawyer helping you?
In addition, under the SEC’s rules, if you wish to maintain anonymity throughout the process, that can only be done if you are represented by a lawyer.
You should also keep in mind that a New York City whistleblower lawyer may be able to represent you as an SEC whistleblower regardless of where you live.
Some Things to Look for in a New York City Whistleblower Lawyer
As you consider your options for hiring a New York City whistleblower lawyer you may want to think about these criteria:
- Do they have extensive experience with the SEC whistleblower program?
- The SEC whistleblower program was created in 2010. That is not very long ago. How much, if any, experience did the lawyer have representing clients in SEC cases before then?
- Have they been trusted by clients in big cases in the past?
- Have they won any whistleblower cases, and have they proven they can handle emergency situations if something unexpected happens?
Jason R. Pickholz was a partner in two major national law firms before he founded The Pickholz Law Offices in 2010. He has represented many clients in complex SEC cases since 1995 -- 15 years before there even was an SEC whistleblower program. He founded The Pickholz Law Offices just a few months after the SEC whistleblower program came into being.
Since then, as an SEC whistleblower attorney, Mr. Pickholz has represented domestic and foreign employees, officers, and directors in cases involving financial institutions and public companies listed in the Fortune Top 20, Top 50, Top 100, Top 500, and the Forbes Global 2000. You can see what some of these clients have had to say about Mr. Pickholz’s work as their New York City whistleblower lawyer by clicking on the Testimonials link on this page.
You can see examples of Mr. Pickholz’s extensive SEC experience by clicking on the Our Cases & Results link on this page.
Mr. Pickholz was one of the first attorneys to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client. He was also the first lawyer ever to win an SEC award against the recommendation of the SEC's staff. Inside Counsel magazine called his success in winning the appeal in that case “one of the five milestones of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program.” You can find out more about Mr. Pickholz by clicking here.
If you are looking for an SEC whistleblower law firm that you can rely on, please give The Pickholz Law Offices a call at 347-746-1222. Your initial conversation of up to one hour with Mr. Pickholz is free of charge. You are under no obligation to hire Mr. Pickholz or The Pickholz Law Offices when your initial conversation is finished, so why not give us a call today?