Some Things That An SEC Whistle Blower Lawyer Can Do For You

sec whistle blower lawyerIf you believe that you are in possession of information related to wrongdoing by a U.S. public company, broker-dealer, or securities firm, then you may be a potential SEC whistleblower.  To understand more about the SEC whistleblower program and if you qualify, you may want to seek the assistance of an SEC whistle blower lawyer.

If so, you should seek out an attorney who has previous experience dealing with SEC whistleblower cases and who understands the requirements and procedures associated with being an SEC whistleblower.  Finding an SEC whistle blower lawyer who has real experience with the SEC whistleblower program, versus hiring a lawyer with just securities or plaintiffs experience, is important because there are processes and rules specifically related to the SEC whistleblower program that are unique from other forms of legal or regulatory situations.  Additionally, the SEC has its own particular culture, which differs from that at other government agencies.

Failure to follow the SEC’s rules could preclude you from receiving an SEC whistleblower award.  An SEC whistleblower lawyer can help you to understand the SEC’s rules as they pertain to you.

There are also other ways in which an SEC whistle blower lawyer can assist you.  For example, the SEC makes protecting the identity of its whistleblowers a priority, but in order to keep your identity anonymous, unknown even to the SEC, the Commission’s rules require you to be represented by an SEC whistleblower attorney.

An SEC whistleblower lawyer can provide professional value by drafting your written complaint to the SEC for you; responding to inquiries by the SEC’s Staff; supporting you through conferences or other communications with the SEC; composing the written submission required to claim an SEC whistleblower reward after the SEC’s investigation and case have been completed; and possibly filing an appeal to the Commission if the SEC’s Staff initially denies you an award.

An SEC Whistleblower Law Firm Founded By An SEC Whistleblower Lawyer

The Pickholz Law Offices is an SEC whistleblower law firm.  It was founded by Jason R. Pickholz, an SEC whistleblower lawyer.

A former partner at a national law firm, Mr. Pickholz is the co-author of the book Securities Crimes, published by leading legal publisher Thomson Reuters, and is the sole author of the book’s comprehensive chapter on the SEC whistleblower program.  In addition, he was elected by his peers to be a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation, a professional honor granted to just 1% of the lawyers in the New York State Bar Association.

The Pickholz Law Offices’ experience with and dedication to representing SEC whistleblowers is evident:

  • It was one of the first law firms to win an SEC whistleblower award for one of its clients;
  • It was the first SEC whistleblower law firm ever to win an award for a client on appeal.  Inside Counsel Magazine named this unprecedented victory as one of the five milestones of the SEC whistleblower program;
  • Its current and former SEC whistleblower clients include employees, officers, directors, and others in cases involving financial institutions and public companies listed in the Fortune Top 20, Top 50, Top 100, Top 500, and the Forbes Global 2000.

How To Contact The Pickholz Law Offices

If you would like to learn more or to set up a free, initial consultation of up to one hour with The Pickholz Law Offices, please call 347-746-1222.

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