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Do You Need A NYC SEC Whistleblower Attorney?

When you first discovered evidence of corporate fraud, or other security violations in your workplace, you may have wished that there was someone around to advise you about the best course of action.  After all, there is often a gap between wanting to do the right thing and knowing what that “right thing” is.  Fortunately, if you live or work in New York City, you can find an NYC SEC whistleblower attorney who can guide you through the process of bringing your information forward to the Securities and Exchange Commission through the SEC’s whistleblower award program.  Even if you are not from New York, an NYC SEC whistleblower attorney may still be able to help you.

Through the SEC’s whistleblower award program, you can bring your information forward to authorities who can work to minimize the damage done through the corporate fraud or securities violation that you have discovered, prevent more people from being hurt or victimized, and bring the wrongdoers to justice.  In addition, the SEC is authorized to grant a monetary reward to whistleblowers who have provided original, voluntary  information that leads to a successful SEC action.  In cases where the SEC wins over $1 million, it is required to give an award to the whistleblower(s) of between 10% - 30% of the amount of money that it collects.

The phrase “win-win” may be widely overused, but in this case it is not a cliché.  In 2016, the Chair of the SEC testified before the U.S. Congress that the program has had a “transformative impact” on SEC enforcement.  You can make a difference.

It can be somewhat overwhelming to begin the process of becoming an SEC whistleblower.  There are a lot of rules that must be followed to be eligible for a whistleblower award.  This is one of the ways in which an NYC SEC whistleblower attorney can help you.  An NYC SEC whistleblower attorney can help you determine whether your information is likely to be of interest to the SEC, whether you qualify to be a part of the SEC whistleblower program and potentially eligible for a monetary award, assist you in presenting your information to the SEC, guide you through the SEC whistleblower process, and present your written claim for an award should one become available.

The founder of The Pickholz Law Offices, Jason R. Pickholz, was one of the first NYC SEC whistleblower attorneys ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client.  (See official SEC Award here.)  He was also the first whistleblower attorney ever to convince the SEC to grant his client an SEC whistleblower award over an initial decision by its staff to deny any award.  This groundbreaking result was named as one of the “Five milestones in the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program“ by Inside Counsel Magazine.  For a comprehensive article about this case, see here.

In addition to lecturing about the SEC’s program, Mr. Pickholz is a co-author of the two-volume book, Securities Crimes, and is the sole author of the book’s 74+ page chapter on “The SEC Whistleblower Award Program”.  In recognition of his achievements, in 2015 Mr. Pickholz was nominated by his peers and elected as a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, an honor that is limited to just 1% of the 74,000 lawyers in the New York State Bar Association.

If you would like to speak with an NYC SEC whistleblower attorney, you can call Mr. Pickholz at any time.  Your first conversation, up to one hour long, is free of charge; its purpose is to help you to determine whether or not you would like to hire Mr. Pickholz and the Firm.  It does not establish an attorney-client relationship, so you are under no obligation when it is finished.  Such a relationship may be formed through subsequent signed paperwork if both parties choose to proceed.

If you would like more information about Mr. Pickholz or the Firm’s SEC whistleblower practice, please follow the links to the right and top.

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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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