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An SEC Whistleblower Lawyer NYC Residents and Residents Of Other States Can Turn To

Have you discovered information about a corporate crime, financial or accounting fraud, or other securities violation?  Are you trying to decide what to do with this information and where to turn?  If so, you may or may not be aware of the SEC Whistleblower Award Program, which requires the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to give monetary awards to people who provide it with information about these kinds of crimes.  There are a lot of rules, though, that determine whether someone is eligible to be an SEC whistleblower or to receive an award under this program.  Whether you have already decided that you want to be an SEC whistleblower or are still trying to decide, one of the things you are probably trying to figure out is how to find an SEC Whistleblower Lawyer NYC residents, and residents of other States, like you can turn to for help.

Some people are aware that the SEC investigates stock frauds, but they may not be aware that the SEC investigates a lot of other things, like corporate or accounting frauds at public companies, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), to name a few.  An SEC whistleblower lawyer NYC can help you decide whether the information you have would be of interest to the SEC.

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created the SEC Whistleblower Award Program, which was designed to encourage people like you to come forward to report information about wrongdoing to the SEC.  Generally speaking, if a whistleblower’s information helps the SEC to win a case against a company or individuals and the SEC collects over $1 million as a result, then the whistleblower(s) will be eligible to receive a monetary award.  By law the award must be 10% - 30% of the amount of money that the SEC collects from the wrongdoers.

Another question you may have is whether the SEC will protect your identity if you become an SEC whistleblower.  With certain exceptions, when you report to the SEC through its whistleblower program, the Dodd-Frank Act requires the SEC to keep your identity confidential.  Some people confuse this with “anonymity”.  Under the SEC whistleblower program, “anonymity” means that even the SEC does not find out who you are unless and until they give you an award.  To proceed anonymously, the SEC Rules require you to have a lawyer.  An SEC whistleblower lawyer NYC can explain the differences to you and help you decide which is the better option for you.  This is another reason why you should look for an SEC whistleblower lawyer NYC residents, employees, and customers like you can rely on, who has successfully been through the entire process at the SEC, who understands not only the written rules but also how those rules are interpreted and applied by the SEC, and who can guide you through the system.

If you would like to speak with an  SEC whistleblower lawyer NYC, you can contact The Pickholz Law Offices to set up an initial consultation.  Your initial conversation with Mr. Pickholz is free, which means that you are under no obligation to hire The Pickholz Law Offices after your initial consultation is finished.  To get started today, please call us at 347-746-1222.

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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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