- Practice Areas: Corporate Compliance, Commercial Litigation
- Firm: The Pickholz Law Offices LLC
- Web Site: www.pickholzlaw.com
Jason R. Pickholz is an experienced litigator whose advice and counsel is sought both by clients involved with courtroom litigation or arbitration, as well as those who desire to avoid highly-publicized litigation and/or governmental actions. He has represented domestic and foreign clients before federal and state courts, arbitration panels, the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney's offices in various parts of the country, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, The Commodities Futures Trading Commission, state prosecutorial and regulatory authorities including the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the New York Attorney General's office, and self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA (the recently combined NASD and NYSE regulatory body).
He has counseled and represented both corporate and individual clients in the areas of officer and director responsibilities and liabilities, securities and accounting law, anti-money laundering under the USA Patriot Act and Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, stock options backdating, securities fraud, trading in public pension funds and municipal securities, hedge funds, bank conversions, audits and accounting, market timing and after hours trading, trading ahead and interpositioning, insider trading, the Economic Espionage Act and other areas. He has also conducted internal investigations and assisted clients with the creation and enhancement of corporate compliance and internal controls, policies and systems.
Mr. Pickholz was counsel in the first anti-money laundering case against an NYSE member firm, and represented a member firm in the first disciplinary case ever brought by FINRA, several officers in the SEC and U.S. Attorney's office investigations of Royal Ahold/U.S. Foodservices, a leading specialist in the NYSE Floor Specialists cases, and a bulge bracket analyst in theWall Street Analysts cases.
In addition, Mr. Pickholz has represented clients in private civil litigations involving securities and commodities, business and commercial disputes, contractual disputes, employment-related matters, disciplinary proceedings, intellectual property and real estate. He has represented clients from Belgium, Canada, Colombia, England, France, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, The Netherlands and throughout the United States.
Mr. Pickholz began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, where he assisted the court with, among other matters, the Philippine Airlines bombing conspiracy, post-trial proceedings in the first World Trade Center bombing trial, and a federal dispute arising from conflicting orders issued by the state courts of California and New York during the O.J. Simpson murder trial.