Securities crimes may come across as “paper” crimes, but they affect many victims every year.  Securities frauds and violations may typically be lacking in violence, but as the Bernard Madoff scandal proved, they can ruin people’s lives.  Often these crimes are committed by public companies, financial institutions, or by people working at them.  Some examples of securities frauds and violations include:  accounting frauds, books and records frauds, hidden commissions and fees, frauds in the purchase or sale of securities, IPO frauds, assigning false valuations to private equity assets, insider trading, bribery of foreign officials (FCPA violations), violations of SEC rules for a specific industry, and much more.  The SEC has stated that during the first five years of its whistleblower program, it received more than 14,000 tips from whistleblowers about securities frauds and violations.  If you suspect something is going on at the company where you work, or at some other company, but are nervous about reporting it to the SEC, just think about that number.  You are not alone, and you do not have to go through it alone.  Regardless of where you live, an NYC SEC whistleblower law firm can help you, guide you, and be there for you as you go through the SEC whistleblower process.

In a speech in September 2016, the Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement stated that “we welcome the involvement of counsel in whistleblower tips.  While whistleblowers can engage with us without the assistance of counsel, counsel experienced in whistleblower representations can help with up-front triage of tips to identify those that have a nexus with the federal securities laws and that may have merit.”  An NYC SEC whistleblower law firm “can work with whistleblowers going forward to identify information that will be important to us and that will allow us to advance our investigations.”

The Pickholz Law Offices is an NYC SEC whistleblower law firm that understands the courage that it takes to become an SEC whistleblower.  We understand what you are going through.  We want to do more than just provide our clients with technical legal advice.  We want to help them.  You don’t have to take our word for it:  you can see what some of our actual clients have to say about us by clicking on the Testimonials link on the top of this page or by clicking here.

The Pickholz Law Offices was one of the first NYC SEC whistleblower law firms to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client.  We were also the first law firm anywhere to convince the SEC on appeal to grant a client an award after the SEC’s staff initially decided 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 that case, see here.

If you are thinking about becoming an SEC whistleblower and would like to speak with an NYC SEC whistleblower law firm, please feel free to contact our office at 347-746-1222.  Your initial conversation with Jason R. Pickholz of up to one hour is free of charge, and you are under no obligation to hire us when it is finished.

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