Need An NY Whistleblower Attorney with Real SEC Whistleblower Program Experience?
Are you looking for an NY whistleblower attorney? Are you looking because you have discovered information about fraud or securities violations at your business or at another company? If so, it may be worthwhile to modify your search in order to find an attorney who has real experience working with the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Award Program, like Jason R. Pickholz of the Pickholz Law Offices.
After several years as a partner at major national law firms, Mr. Pickholz founded of The Pickholz Law Offices LLC in 2010 for the express purpose of helping people report frauds and violations to the SEC. As an NY whistleblower attorney, he was one of the first in the country ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client. (See official SEC Award here.) He is also the first whistleblower lawyer ever to convince the SEC to grant a client an SEC whistleblower award over an initial decision by its staff to deny an award. This groundbreaking result was named as one of the “Five milestones in the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program“ by Inside Counsel Magazine. For related articles(Boston Business Journal) and here (NY Times).
Mr. Pickholz is a co-author of the two-volume Securities Crimes book published by leading legal publisher West. He is the sole author of the book’s 70+ page chapter on the SEC Whistleblower Award Program, which was one of the first, if not the first, comprehensive chapters written on the subject. He has chaired and spoken on the subject of SEC whistleblowers, taught a course for lawyers on the SEC Whistleblower Award Program, and was invited by a leading university to deliver a lecture on SEC whistleblowers and securities crimes. You can find out more about Mr. Pickholz and his extensive experience by clicking on the links to the right.
The SEC Whistleblower Reward Program was established in 2010, the same year that the Pickholz Law Offices was founded. This award program was set up by the U.S. Congress as part of the Dodd-Frank Act to encourage individuals like you to bring forward important information they may have to the SEC about securities violations and frauds at public companies. Under this program, if all of the requirements are met, and the SEC collects over $1 million from the wrongdoers, you may be entitled to receive a financial reward of 10% - 30% of the amount that the SEC collects.
There are a wide variety of different types of frauds and violations that are investigated by the SEC. Just a few of these include:
- Accounting and financial statement frauds at publicly-traded companies
- False or misleading filings with the SEC
- False or misleading statements in connection with a company’s initial public offering (IPOs) or other public offerings of the company’s stock
- Bribery of or improper payments to foreign officials
- Insider trading
- Ponzi schemes and Pyramid schemes
- High-Yield Investment scams (like “prime bank programs”)
- Theft or misappropriation of customer funds or customer securities
- Manipulation of a security’s price or volume
- Fraudulent or unregistered securities offerings
- Improper conduct involving Municipal securities
- Fraudulent conduct involving Public Pension plans
- and more
If your information falls into one of these categories, you may be eligible to become an SEC whistleblower. However, it is important to remember that the SEC has many rules and regulations that must be followed to qualify as an SEC whistleblower and be eligible to receive an award. Not every NY whistleblower attorney will have extensive knowledge or real experience in guiding clients through the SEC whistleblower process. Rather than taking a shot in the dark on a lawyer, please consider calling an NY whistleblower attorney who has been helping SEC whistleblowers since the program began. Your initial conversation of up to one hour with Mr. Pickholz is free of charge.