Because of how regulatory enforcement works, too often the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) found itself regulating in hindsight: it often could not find out about the frauds, misconduct, and violations going on at public companies and on Wall Street until after people had already suffered losses and been hurt. Congress and the SEC both wanted a way to enable the SEC to find out about corporate and securities wrongdoing earlier, so that the SEC could go in and stop it before more people, and hopefully before anyone, got hurt. In 2010, as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress did just that by creating the SEC Whistleblower Award Program. The rules governing the Program are lengthy and complicated, though. Recognizing this, Jason R. Pickholz, the founder of The Pickholz Law Offices, set out to become an SEC whistleblower attorney NYC could rely on to guide its employees, residents and others through those rules and help them present their information effectively to the SEC.
In 2010, just a few months after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, Mr. Pickholz left a partnership at a national law firm to form The Pickholz Law Offices. As an SEC whistleblower attorney NYC based Mr. Pickholz has helped employees, officers, and directors of financial institutions and public companies to report their information to the SEC, including employees of several companies listed in the Fortune Top 10, Top 20, Top 50, Top 100, and Top 500.
Mr. Pickholz is one of the first lawyers ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client, and he was the first lawyer ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client on appeal. This was the first time in the history of the SEC Whistleblower Award Program that the Commission overruled an adverse Preliminary Determination by its Claims Review Staff. (See official SEC Award here.) Inside Counsel Magazine named this as one of the “Five milestones in the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program”. For related articles click here (Boston Business Journal) and here (NY Times).
For more information about Mr. Pickholz, The Pickholz Law Offices, or the SEC Whistleblower Award Program, please click on the links to the right. After you do, we think you will agree that Mr. Pickholz is an SEC whistleblower attorney NYC residents and employees, like you, can rely on.
If you are thinking about becoming an SEC whistleblower and would like to speak with Mr. Pickholz, please call our offices at 347-746-1222.
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