An SEC whistleblower is an individual who provides information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning a violation of securities laws.  Generally speaking, if the SEC uses whistleblower information in bringing a successful action in which it collects more than $1 million, it must give the whistleblower(s) a monetary award of between 10%-30% of the amount it collected.  If you have information about corporate fraud or other securities law violations and are interested in becoming an SEC whistleblower, it can be helpful to begin by looking for a whistleblower New York attorney who can explain the rules that apply to the SEC Whistleblower Award Program and guide you through the whistleblower process.

If you are thinking about becoming a whistleblower New York has a lot of lawyers and law firms that are clamoring for your attention. While we cannot comment on what other whistleblower New York law firms may claim, Jason R. Pickholz, the founder of The Pickholz Law Offices, has been helping people to provide information to the SEC for over 20 years.  

When the SEC Whistleblower Award Program was created in 2010, a few months later Mr. Pickholz left a partnership at a national law firm to form his own law firm focused on helping SEC whistleblowers.

Mr. Pickholz is one of the first lawyers ever to win an SEC whistleblower award for a client.  (See the official SEC Award here.)  Additionally, Mr. Pickholz is the first lawyer ever to successfully convince the Securities and Exchange Commission to grant his client an SEC whistleblower award on appeal, after an initial recommendation by the SEC staff to deny any award.  Inside Counsel Magazine named this first-of-its-kind result 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).

In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Pickholz was elected as a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, an honor limited to 1% of New York State attorneys.

If you are interested in speaking to Mr. Pickholz, you can call today for a free initial consultation.  During this conversation of up to one hour, you may talk with Mr. Pickholz to determine whether or not you would like to begin a client-lawyer relationship.  However, you are under no obligation to hire The Pickholz Law Offices after your initial conversation is concluded.

For more information about the SEC Whistleblower Reward Program or Mr. Pickholz’s law practice, please click the links in the right margin.  To schedule your initial consultation with Mr. Pickholz, call today at 347-746-1222.

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